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  • Pizzigati in Huffington Post Business Section

    August 19, 2013


    Recently in The Huffington Post Business section—Sam Pizzigati’s new book The Rich Don’t Always Win was used as a reference while discussing the rich versus the poor and ways to equalize our economy.

    Experts are saying that among America’s richest inhabitants, the top one percent have saved 37 cents per dollar this year, however they are not using their savings productively, instead they are hoarding cash. Therefore America’s wealthiest people are taking a larger share of the income. The solution to equalize this intake of money would be to raise taxes on the rich.

    “That increased concentration of wealth in the hands of a few, combined with the effects of the Great Recession and the slow recovery, has meant less money in the hands of low- and middle-income Americans — who are more likely to spend it — decreasing demand for goods and services, according to Sam Pizzigati

    The Article goes on to quote more of Pizzigati’s book when concerning how foolish it is to let the wealth stay at the top.

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