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Monday December 06, 2021
Sam Pizzigati

  • November 10, 2021

    At workers’ expense

    The vision currently driving automation comes from our high-tech corporate giants, mostly in the United States and China, that are now laying out...

  • April 21, 2021

    Civilized societies

    What makes a society civilized? In a word: limits. Civilized societies – to protect and enhance the greater good – set limits on how people...

  • February 22, 2021

    Rising inequality

    Back in April 2017, only a few months after Donald Trump’s inauguration, one of world’s most prestigious medical journals, the London-based...

  • January 06, 2021

    Unequal world

    Remember that old joke they used to tell -- and maybe still do -- in luxury retail circles? The customer, precious product in hand, walks over to a...

  • September 29, 2020

    A broken democracy

    A White House that muses openly about not counting votes. A Senate rushing to cement in place a fiercely conservative Supreme Court. We have plenty...

  • March 05, 2020

    Unequal and unsafe

    Do you know someone who’s died in a car crash? If you live in the United States, the odds say you probably do. We’ve been averaging over 40,000...

  • February 11, 2020

    Living in inequality

    The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released some welcome news late last month: Americans are living a tiny bit longer. In 2018, the...

  • February 08, 2020

    Unequal societies

    Irrelevance can sometimes be liberating, and, at the United Nations in New York, folks have been feeling fairly irrelevant for quite some time...

  • October 11, 2019

    Short lives

    What do the folks at the US Census Bureau do between the census they run every 10 years? All sorts of annual surveys, on everything from housing...

  • August 01, 2019

    The inequality crisis

    Should we care how much wealth our wealthiest are grabbing? The flacks who seek deep-pocket favor have a ready response. Of course not, they tell...