Wednesday, October 13, 2021
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
In partnership with Seminary Co-op Bookstores, join the International House Global Voices Lecture Series for a conversation with Morris Pearl and Erica Payne on their newest work, Tax the Rich! How Lies, Loopholes, and Lobbyists Make the Rich Even Richer.
Webinar ID: 983 1597 4563
Webinar Passcode: IHouse
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You can purchase Tax the Rich! How Lies, Loopholes, and Lobbyists Make the Rich Even Richer now from Seminary Co-op Bookstores for $17.99.
This program is free and open to the public.
About the Book
"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. How do you rig an economy? You start with the tax code. In Tax the Rich!, former BlackRock executive Morris Pearl, the millionaire chair of the Patriotic Millionaires, and Erica Payne, the organization's founder, take readers on an engaging and enlightening insider's tour of the nation's tax code, explaining exactly how the rich - and the politicians they control - manipulate the U.S. tax code to ensure the rich get richer, and everyone else is left holding the bag.
Blunt and irreverent, Tax the Rich! unapologetically dismantles the 'intellectual' justifications for a tax code that virtually guarantees destabilizing levels of inequality and consequent social unrest. Infographics, charts, cartoons, and lively characters including 'the Werkhardts' and 'the Slumps' 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.
About the Authors
Morris Pearl, a former managing director of BlackRock, is chair 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, and ensuring that millionaires, billionaires, and corporations pay their fair share of taxes. He lives in New York City.
Erica Payne is 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, and ensuring that millionaires, billionaires, and corporations pay their fair share of taxes. She is also the author of The Practical Progressive!. She lives in Washington, DC.
Presented by the International House Global Voices Lecture Series and Seminary Co-op Bookstores.