January 23, 2013 7:00pm
Sam Pizzigati, author of The Rich Don’t Always Win: The Forgotten Triumph over Plutocracy that Created the American Middle Class, 1900–1970, will be at Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse on Wednesday, January 23 to talk about his new book.
Polls now show that two-thirds of Americans believe that the nation’s enormous wealth ought to be “distributed more evenly.” But almost as many Americans—well over half—feel that protests against inequality will ultimately have “little impact.” The rich, millions of us believe, always get their way. But, as Pizzigati shows in the popular history of 1900-1970, the plutocracy can win.
More timely than ever with the looming fiscal cliff, Pizzigati explains that there was once a time that the little guys won- and created the American middle class. In his recent LA Times article “The fiscal cliff… of 1932”, Pizzigati says “Is history simply repeating? If so, bring that repeat on, with the same final result. That 1932 fiscal crisis produced an unexpected, and stunning, watershed in U.S. history, the moment when America’s rich and powerful began to lose their lock-grip on the nation’s political pulse.”
Come hear Sam Pizzigati discuss The Rich Don’t Always Win at Red Emma’s. To learn more about the event, visit the event website.
Sam Pizzigati Book Tour
Wednesday, January 23 @ 7:00pm
Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse 800 St Paul St Baltimore, MD