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May 31, 2013Book Discussion with Sam Pizzigati Friday, May 31 @ 12pm AFL-CIO 815 16th St. NW, Washington, DC
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.Sam Pizzigati, author of The Rich Don’t Always Win, will be at AFL-CIO on Friday, May 31st to discuss and sign his book. Beverages will be provided, but bring your lunch and learn about the forgotten triumph of the American middle class.
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?
January 2, 2013
USA Today featured Sam Pizzigati’s op-ed from the LA Times, alongside the opinions of Matthew Rose (The Wall Street Journal), John Cassidy (The New Yorker), and Paul Krugman (The New York Times), offering an alternative view to the fiscal cliff.
“Is history simply repeating?”, asks Pizzigati. “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.”
To read more on the “Other View”, check out the entire roundup on the USA Today website. To read Pizzigati’s entire article, visit the LA Times website, and check out his new book The Rich Don’t Always Win.