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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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
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.
Too Much editor Sam Pizzigati’s history of the forgotten triumph over America’s original plutocracy that created the American middle class.
This American Library Association “outstanding title” of the year explores the price we pay for massive inequality. Now available for reading online.
Back 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.
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.