The Case for Increasing Taxes on the Wealthy
It is clear that the U.S. needs to reduce government expenditures in a responsible way. But if our lens is entirely focused on the expenditure side of the equation, we're going to miss a huge part of the solution.
IPS expert Chuck Collins discusses an economic and moral rationale for increasing taxes on the wealthy at TEDx.
A Congressional Report Card for the 99 Percent
October 3, 2012 - The grades are in, and you can see how lawmakers fare on the most important issue of our time: the grand divide between America's rich and everybody else. By Sam Pizzigati, published in Unionosity and The Bemidji (MN) Pioneer
Inequality Report Card: Grading Congress on Inequality
October 3, 2012 - We evaluate how well members of congress do in supporting legislation and measures to narrow America's widening economic divide. By Sarah Anderson, Chuck Collins, Scott Klinger, Sam Pizzigati, published in The Huffington Post and The San Francisco Chronicle and National Journal and The New Haven Register and Madville Times and Huffington Post and Common Dreams and Eagle Times (Alabama) and The Examiner and Mother Jones and PolicyMic and Facing South and ABC News and The Valley Advocate and 24/7 wall street and The Sidney (MT) Herald
The 'Self-Made' Hallucination of America's Rich
September 24, 2012 - Like Mitt Romney, most Americans who amass grand fortunes have a substantial head start. By Sam Pizzigati, published in Common Dreams and The (San Francisco) Beyond Chron
Chicago and the Psychology of Teacher Bashing
September 17, 2012 - In a deeply unequal society, the affluent will always sneer at public services and the men and women who provide them. By Sam Pizzigati, published in Truthout and The Ft. Lupton (CO) Press
We Won the War on Poverty, then Lost the Peace
September 10, 2012 - If America could eliminate most serious poverty in the United States in the 1960s, surely we could do the same today. By Salvatore Babones, published in Truthout
Virtually, Anything Goes with Online Education
September 10, 2012 - State officials are allowing tax dollars to underwrite K-12 virtual disasters. By Sam Pizzigati, published in The Indypendent and The Gilmer (TX) Mirror