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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.

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