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Causal Factors


When Sears Shared

July 6, 2017 /

by Sam Pizzigati


America’s largest retailer spread the wealth around back in the 1950s and prospered. Today’s Sears is concentrating wealth — and crashing.

Success and Luck

June 27, 2017 /

by Robert Frank


A top economist reflects on the role luck plays in our lives — and why so many people of grand fortune balk at acknowledging good fortune’s importance.

Fun at the Frontier

June 3, 2017 /

by Sam Pizzigati


The world has a hot new explanation for inequality that’s warming the hearts of the deep pockets who’ve benefited the most from the inequality we already have.

Who Should Own Our Infrastructure?  

February 7, 2017 /

by Sheila Kennedy


Infrastructure spending should benefit the public good, but Donald Trump’s plan benefits private interests at the expense of the rest of us.  One of the very worst ideas getting championed by...

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