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Sam Pizzigati

editor, columnist

Sam Pizzigati, an associate fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, edits Too Much, the IPS monthly newsletter on excess and inequality. He has written widely on income and wealth concentration, with op-eds and articles in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and a host of other outlets. His latest book: The Rich Don’t Always Win: The Forgotten Triumph over Plutocracy that Created the American Middle Class, 1900-1970 (Seven Stories Press). A veteran labor movement journalist, Pizzigati spent 20 years directing publishing at America’s largest union, the 3.2 million-member National Education Association.

Chuck Collins

editor, columnist

Chuck Collins is a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies 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.

Meropi “Mimi” Plato

digital communications specialist

Meropi “Mimi” Plato is the digital communications specialist at the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS). She has helped to manage and develop many websites at the Institute for Policy Studies and other organizations.

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