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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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