Morris Pearl & Erica Payne | Tax the Rich!
The Patriotic Millionaires have been advocating for tax reform for years,Tax the Rich! makes their case with persuasive and entertaining prose. It comes at a pivotal time, as the wealth gap continues to widen and governments are facing budget shortfalls. The authors reveal how the system is rigged to favor the wealthy and explains how to use the tax code to confront inequality and build a prosperous, stable, and more equitable future. The authors make a complicated subject accessible (and, yes, sometimes even funny) and illuminate the practical reforms that can put America on the road to stability and shared prosperity before it’s too late. Never have the arguments in this book been more timely—or more important.
“Tax the Rich! reveals the inner workings of a system designed to make rich people richer and everyone else poorer. It breaks down how the economy has been deliberately structured, in large part through the tax code, to funnel the vast majority of economic growth into the pockets of millionaires and billionaires, working people be damned. This book gives a rare insider’s view of how the system is rigged, and offers a blueprint on how to fix it, starting with an engaged and united electorate holding politicians accountable for taxing the rich.”
—Robert Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labor and author of Saving Capitalism
Co-author Erica Payne is a Raleigh native and a graduate of Broughton High School. She is the founder and president of The Patriotic Millionaires, a group of hundreds of high-net-worth Americans committed to making all Americans better off by building a more prosperous, stable, and inclusive nation by ensuring that millionaires, billionaires, and corporations pay their fair share of taxes.
A powerfully persuasive and thoroughly entertaining guide to the most effective way to un-rig the economy and fix inequality, from America's wealthiest "class traitors"
The vast majority of Americans--71 percent--believe the economy is rigged in favor of the rich. Guess what? They're right.