Posts tagged “middle class”

  • Sam Pizzigati in Washington, DC

    May 31, 2013

    Book Discussion with Sam Pizzigatipizzigati_crdt_fredsolowey
    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?

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  • Austerity for average Americans, prosperity only at the top: Must the rich always win?

    April 25, 2013

    Sam Pizzigati Book Talkpizzigati_crdt_fredsolowey
    Thursday, April 25 @ 7pm
    First Church JP, 6 Eliot St
    Boston, MA

    Sam Pizzzigati will be at the First Church of Jamaica Plain in Boston on Thursday, April 15th to discuss how a century ago, just like today, the wealthy dominated the country’s politics and economy, and how over the course of 50 years, the middle class won. Sponsored by Jamaica Plain Forum, Dollars & Sense, United for a Fair Economy, and Class Action, Sam will be discussing his bookhttp://catalog.sevenstories.com/products/rich-dont-always-winfollowed by Q&A and a book signing. 

    hosted a super-rich even more domineering than ours today. Yet fifty years later, that super-rich had almost entirely disappeared. Their majestic mansions and estates had become museums and college campuses, and America had become a vibrant, mass middle class nation, the first and finest the world had ever seen.

    Americans today ought to be taking no small inspiration from this stunning change.

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