P&P Live! Morris Pearl, Erica Payne, Michael Isikoff, & The Patriotic Millionaires — Tax the Rich!: How Lies, Loopholes, and Lobbyists Make the Rich Even Richer

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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.

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.

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 the author of The Practical Progressive! and the co-author, with Morris Pearl, of Tax the Rich! (The New Press). A graduate of the Wharton School, she lives in Washington, DC.

Michael Isikoff is chief investigative correspondent for Yahoo News, where he is also editor at large for reporting and investigations. He digs into national security, money in politics, and whatever else strikes his fancy. Previously, he was an investigative correspondent for NBC as well as a staff writer for Newsweek and the Washington Post. Isikoff has written two best-sellers, Uncovering Clinton and (with David Corn) Hubris, about the selling of the Iraq War.

The Patriotic Millionaires is 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.

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ISBN: 9781620976265
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Published: New Press - April 13th, 2021

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