Sam Pizzigati

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 of America’s households would actually have...

02/27/2014 - 2:01am

    When General Motors named Mary Barra the company’s new CEO in December, the announcement made instant headlines. No woman had ever steered a major global automaker.

    But the hurrahs for GM’s historic hire turned into hoots of derision when a company filing...

02/20/2014 - 3:03pm

    Finding true love, philosophers have always understood, can get complicated in deeply unequal places. Grand fortunes tend to give Cupid a hard time not just on Valentine’s Day, but all the time.

    “If you gain fame, power, or wealth, you won’t have any...

02/13/2014 - 4:31pm

    America’s ongoing debate over economic inequality may be turning a new page.

    Starting in the 1980s, during the debate’s first chapter, pundits and policymakers battled over whether the United States was in fact becoming more unequal. This initial debate is...

02/06/2014 - 10:00am

    The political profile of economic inequality in America has certainly been growing. So has the political confusion over what overcoming inequality will take. Unfortunately, President Barack Obama’s latest State of the Union address may only add to that confusion.

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02/06/2014 - 10:00am

    The 32,400 employees at Goldman Sachs averaged $383,374 each last year, the Wall Street banking giant has just disclosed.

    Typical employees at Goldman, of course, didn’t take home anything near that $383,374. Bank clerks nationally only average $24,100 a year....

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