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    The Corruption of Success

    Where wealth concentrates, Elizabeth Anderson reminds us, the wealthy will see most of the rest of us as failures.
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    Two Egalitarian Spirits

    British epidemiologists Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett have changed how we think about inequality.
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    An Egalitarian Bottom Line

    This business executive's global company pays no top execs any more than six times the pay of their workers.
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    Grand Fortunes and Waste

    Income inequality, suggests economist Robert Frank, leaves things worse even for its ostensible beneficiaries.
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    Segregation’s New Look

    In our ever more unequal world, Stanford's Sean Reardon details, our rich live ever more apart from the rest of us.
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    Our Race to Consume

    We have no shot at sustainability, sociologist Juliet Schor helps us see, amid extreme inequality.

Most Popular Articles

Tracking Inequality

In Search of Our First Trillionaire

No 13-digit fortune has yet appeared on the horizon. But if we wait until we get close enough to see one, warns wealth analyst Bob Lord, we may find our plutocracy set eternally in concrete.

September 1, 2015

How Inequality Hurts

Yellow Canaries and Middle-Aged White Men

Startling new data from the National Academy of Sciences suggest that extreme inequality may be exacting a much steeper price — on our health — than we’ve up to now expected.

November 11, 2015

Executive Pay

Must Modern Economies Nurture Narcissism?

To really take on grandiosity and greed, a new report from a prestigious CEO pay watchdog suggests, we may need to shove onto the global political stage the notion of a maximum wage.

July 19, 2014

Defective Enterprises

The Real Secrets to Grand Fortune

The moneymaking techniques today generating mega millions, global business analyst Sam Wilkin is making plain, almost all rest on schemes for subverting honest market competition.

October 1, 2015

Taxing Progressively

Uncle Sam Needs Some Better Nephews

The kingpins of Congress have spent years carving tax loopholes that help America’s CEOs fleece the federal treasury. Now these kingpins are pushing a corporate tax ‘reform’ that ignores the loopholes.

November 22, 2014

Alternate Approaches

A Manufacturer of Equality

Top U.S. CEOs sometimes make more in an hour than their workers can make in a year. At Mondragon, one of Spain’s largest companies, no execs can make more in an hour than their workers make in a day.

June 1, 2015

Quote of the Week

“The billionaire class cannot have it all. Our government belongs to all of us, and not just the one percent.”
Senator Bernie Sanders, Democratic Socialism: Let Us Finish What FDR and MLK Started, November 19, 2015

Stat of the Week

From 1979 through 2014, calculates a new Economic Policy Institute analysis, paychecks for America’s top 0.1 percent soared 324 percent, after adjusting for inflation. Paychecks for the nation’s bottom 90 percent nudged up only 16.7 percent over those same years.

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Good Reads


The Rich Don’t Always Win. Really.

The Rich Don't Always WinToo Much editor Sam Pizzigati’s history of the forgotten triumph over America’s original plutocracy that created the American middle class.


How Our Inequality Limits Our Lives

This American Library Association “outstanding title” of the year explores the price we pay for massive inequality. Now available for reading online.


Understanding Our Acquisitive Society

Acquisitive SocietyBack in the 1930s, a University of Chicago project set out to list western civilization’s greatest books. Only one book by a living author, this one, made the cut.

Inequality’s Top Scorekeeper?

That just may be Martine Durand, the chief statistician of the developed world’s most important research agency. How does she view her role and our inequality data future? Too Much asked.

Read the complete Too Much interview