Sam Pizzigati

04/02/2015 - 2:47pm

    Conservative pundits and politicians routinely divide our U.S. economy into two totally distinct spheres. We have the noble private sector over here, they tell us, and the bumbling, bloated public sector over there.

    In reality, of course, we...

02/26/2015 - 5:04pm

    Someday soon, will all our jobs involve keeping extraordinarily rich people entertained?

    These days, that prospect doesn’t seem all that far-fetched.

01/29/2015 - 11:30pm

    Have you ever wondered what inequality costs the average American family?

    That is, what price do we pay — in actual dollars and cents — for tolerating an economy fixated on pumping...

12/24/2014 - 4:04pm

    Peace on Earth, good will toward men. We honor these noble values every holiday season — and some people actually work to advance them all year long.

    Other folks, by contrast, mock these...

12/04/2014 - 2:52pm

    How much income do America’s households take in? How much do they have left after taxes? Do federal taxes leave the nation less or more unequal?

    Questions don’t get much more basic...

10/23/2014 - 2:22pm

    Imagine yourself part of the typical American family. Your household would have, the Federal Reserve reported in September, a net worth of $81,200.

    That’s not a whole lot of money. But half...

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