The following are some of the people that make Inequality.org possible.
Marjorie E. Wood is a senior staff member of the Global Economy Project at the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) and the managing editor of Inequality.org. Wood’s work focuses on income and wealth inequality, minimum wage and worker justice, and higher education reform. At IPS, Wood has co-authored multiple reports, including The One Percent at State U, which was the first study to connect the rising pay of university presidents with an increase in adjunct faculty and student debt. This study was featured in a New York Times editorial and in many other prominent media outlets. Wood writes a monthly inequality column for OtherWords, the Institute’s national editorial service, and has published multiple Op-Eds in The New York Times. She currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Labor and Research Action Network, a group that connects academic experts around the country with labor organizers. She has a Ph.D. in History from the University of Chicago (2011) where she received the Herbert G. Gutman Prize, a national award for the best dissertation in U.S. Labor History given annually by the Labor and Working-Class History Association. Prior to joining IPS, Wood was a visiting professor in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University.
Chuck Collins is a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) and directs IPS’s Program on Inequality and the Common Good. He is an expert on U.S. inequality and author of several books, including Economic Apartheid in America: A Primer on Economic Inequality and Insecurity, co-authored with Felice Yeskel. (New Press, 2005). He co-authored with Bill Gates Sr. Wealth and Our Commonwealth, (Beacon Press, 2003), a case for taxing inherited fortunes. He is co-author with Mary Wright of The Moral Measure of the Economy, a book about Christian ethics and economic life.
Sam Pizzigati is an associate follow at the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) and has edited Too Much, an online newsletter on excess and inequality, ever since the publication first appeared in 1995. He has written widely on issues around the concentration of income and wealth, with op-eds and articles appearing in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Miami Herald, the Los Angeles Times, and a host of other newspapers and periodicals. A veteran labor movement journalist, Pizzigati spent 20 years directing the publishing operations of America’s largest union, the 3.2 million-member National Education Association.
Salvatore Babones is a senior lecturer in sociology and social policy at the University of Sydney and an associate fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS). He holds both a master’s degree in statistics and a Ph.D. in sociology from the Johns Hopkins University. Before moving to Australia in 2008, he worked in financial risk management and taught sociology and statistics at several universities in the United States. You can find out more about Dr. Babones at his personal website, SalvatoreBabones.com.
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