Sam Pizzigati

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 than these. Or more complicated. How, for instance,...

04/17/2014 - 4:45pm

    The sweet-swinging Detroit Tigers infielder Miguel Cabrera may or may not turn out to be, by the time he retires, the best hitter in baseball history. But Cabrera already holds a historic distinction Just before the opening day of the 2014 baseball season, the 31-year-old slugger became America’s highest-...

04/03/2014 - 1:07am

    Let us pause now to pay our respects to Bunny Mellon. She died in mid-March on her Virginia horse-country estate. But no tears, please. Bunny — nobody called her by her given name Rachel — lived a long and rich life.

    Very long. Very rich.

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03/27/2014 - 3:11am

    New York has a new mayor who wants to remake his deeply unequal city into much more than a playground for the super-rich. The experts who track global wealth trends think he’ll fail.

    A recent report from Knight Frank, a global consultancy firm, is predicting...

03/20/2014 - 2:38pm

    Exactly 25 years ago, the British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee conceptually “invented” the World Wide Web — and set in motion a process that would rapidly make the online world an essential part of our daily lives.

    By 1995, 14 percent of...

03/13/2014 - 1:40am

    The two cousins who run the private equity giant KKR took home an astounding total of $327 million in 2013, new regulatory filings reveal.

    Much of this lush windfall came via “carried interest,” Wall Street-speak for the cut that private equity kingpins...

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