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Institute for Policy Studies Staff

Marjorie Wood

managing editor

Dr. Marjorie E. Wood is managing editor of and a senior staff member of the Global Economy Project at the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS). 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. Prior to joining IPS, Wood was a visiting professor in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University.

Sam Pizzigati

editor, columnist

Sam Pizzigati is an associate fellow 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.

Chuck Collins

editor, columnist

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.

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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