The Case for a Maximum Wage

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Polity #ad - He explains why we need to create that world ― and how we could speed its creation. He shows how, building on local initiatives, governments could use their tax systems to enforce fair income ratios across the board. Modern societies set limits, on everything from how fast motorists can drive to how much waste factory owners can dump in our rivers.

But incomes in our deeply unequal world have no limits. The ultimate goal? that ought to be, Pizzigati argues, a world without a super rich. Could capping top incomes tackle rising inequality more effectively than conventional approaches? In this engaging book, leading analyst Sam Pizzigati details how egalitarians worldwide are demonstrating that a “maximum wage” could be both economically viable and politically practical.

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The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger

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Bloomsbury Publishing #ad - It shows a way out of the social and environmental problems which beset us, and opens up a major new approach to improving the real quality of life, not just for the poor but for everyone. Almost every modern social and environmental problem-ill health, violence, obesity, lack of community life, drugs, mental illness, long working hours, big prison populations-is more likely to occur in a less equal society.

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. Groundbreaking analysis showing that greater economic equality-not greater wealth-is the mark of the most successful societies, and offering new ways to achieve it. Get your hands on this book. Bill moyersthis groundbreaking book, based on thirty years' research, demonstrates that more unequal societies are bad for almost everyone within them-the well-off and the poor.

The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger #ad - . The remarkable data the book lays out and the measures it uses are like a spirit level which we can hold up to compare different societies. The book goes to the heart of the apparent contrast between material success and social failure in many modern national societies. The spirit level does not simply provide a diagnosis of our ills, but provides invaluable instruction in shifting the balance from self-interested consumerism to a friendlier, more collaborative society.

It is, in its conclusion, an optimistic book, which should revitalize politics and provide a new way of thinking about how we organize human communities. The differences revealed, even between rich market democracies, are striking.

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Fake President: Decoding Trump's Gaslighting, Corruption, and General Bullsh*t

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Skyhorse #ad - If you spend so much time golfing, and seething, " write Green and Nader, tweeting, "it's understandable that a POTUS doesn't get around to appointing one-third of all agency inspector generals. Might as well expect a surgeon to be an opera singer. As the house impeachment inquiry unfolds based on a similar premise, Fake President decodes many of his worst scandals and "twistifications" a Jefferson coinage.

And it’s bound to get even worse as the House gets closer to actual Articles of Impeachment and the Fall election approaches. Since it's nearly impossible to keep track of Trump's "daily lava of lies, " two of America’s foremost public advocates do that work for you. This is your one-stop shop that explains what the Lyin' King means to our democracy.

Fake President: Decoding Trump's Gaslighting, Corruption, and General Bullsh*t #ad - Read fake President…. This book can help us replace Trump with truth. Gloria steinem "Terrific new book. Donald trump was lawfully selected as the US president. But is still a "fake" president because he simply lacks the integrity, intelligence, and stability to perform the duties of the office as the Constitution intended.

Fake president informs as it entertains.

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The Triumph of Injustice: How the Rich Dodge Taxes and How to Make Them Pay

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - With clarity and concision, they explain how America turned away from the most progressive tax system in history to embrace policies that only serve to compound the wealth of a few. But the triumph of injustice is much more than a laser-sharp analysis of one of the great political and intellectual failures of our time.

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. America’s runaway inequality has an engine: our unjust tax system. Even as they became fabulously wealthy, the ultra-rich have had their taxes collapse to levels last seen in the 1920s. Eschewing anecdotes and case studies, emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman offer a comprehensive view of America’s tax system, based on new statistics covering all taxes paid at all levels of government.

Saez and zucman propose a visionary, democratic, and practical reinvention of taxes, outlining reforms that can allow tax justice to triumph in today’s globalized world and democracy to prevail over concentrated wealth. A pioneering companion website allows anyone to evaluate proposals made by the authors, and to develop their own alternative tax reform at taxjusticenow.

The Triumph of Injustice: How the Rich Dodge Taxes and How to Make Them Pay #ad - Org. Their conclusion? for the first time in more than a century, billionaires now pay lower tax rates than their secretaries. Blending history and cutting-edge economic analysis, saez and Zucman dissect the deliberate choices and sins of indecision that have brought us to today: the gradual exemption of capital owners; the surge of a new tax avoidance industry, and writing in lively and jargon-free prose, and the spiral of tax competition among nations.

Meanwhile, working-class Americans have been asked to pay more.

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Trapped in America's Safety Net: One Family's Struggle Chicago Studies in American Politics

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University of Chicago Press #ad - Like so many americans—50 million, or one-sixth of the country’s population—neither Marcella nor her husband, who works for a small business, Dave, had health insurance. As a social policy scholar, Campbell thought she knew a lot about means-tested assistance programs. Using marcella and dave’s situation as a case in point, she reveals their many shortcomings in Trapped in America’s Safety Net.

On the day of the accident, she was on her way to class for the nursing program through which she hoped to secure one of the few remaining jobs in the area with the promise of employer-provided insurance. In showing how and why this happens, Trapped in America’s Safety Net offers a way to change it. Take advantage of tax-free college savings.

The implementation of obamacare has cut the number of uninsured and underinsured and reduced some of the disparities in coverage, but it continues to leave too many people open to tremendous risk. What’s more, they will have to stay under these strictures for the rest of their lives, to remain eligible, meaning they are barred from doing many of the things middle-class families are encouraged to do: Save for retirement.

Trapped in America's Safety Net: One Family's Struggle Chicago Studies in American Politics #ad - What she quickly learned was that missing from most government manuals and scholarly analyses was an understanding of how these programs actually affect the lives of the people who depend on them. Instead, the accident plunged the young family into the tangled web of means-tested social assistance. This accident was much more than just a physical and emotional tragedy.

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Take Hold of Our History: Make America Radical Again

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Zero Books #ad - Fleeing from the past, the struggles in which working people and others have laid hold of America's revolutionary promise and succeeded in making the United States freer, more equal and more democratic, at times, but also the struggles from the bottom up, for we turn our backs on both the nation's democratic creed and radical imperative, we merely compound the tragedies and ironies of American history, radically so.

As bill moyers put it in 2008: “here in the first decade of the twenty-first century the story that becomes America's dominant narrative will shape our collective imagination and our politics for a long time. The time has come for us to advance that narrative. Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. The eighteen essays and speeches in take hold of our history render a manifesto – a call to remember, redeem, and embrace the American radical story and tradition in favor of cultivating American historical memory and imagination and making America radical once again.

Take Hold of Our History: Make America Radical Again #ad - For too long we have allowed the right to hijack the past and suppress, efface, lie about, and/or appropriate the essentially radical story of America from the struggles of the Revolution to those of the Age of Roosevelt and the 1960s. And no less tragically, we on the left, apparently haunted by the worst of our national experience, have turned our back on our own story and deferred to the tales of conservatives and reactionaries.

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Is Inequality in America Irreversible? The Future of Capitalism

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Polity #ad - In this book, leading us researcher and activist Chuck Collins succinctly diagnoses the drivers of rampant inequality, arguing that such disparities have their roots in 40 years of the powerful rigging the system in their favor. Although most accept that this is grotesque, many politicians accept it as irreversible.

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. He proposes a far-reaching policy agenda, analyzes the barriers to progress, and shows how transformative local campaigns can become a national movement for change. We are living in a time of extreme inequality: America’s three richest people now own as much wealth as the bottom half of the population.

Is Inequality in America Irreversible? The Future of Capitalism #ad - This book is a powerful analysis of how the plutocracy sold us a toxic lie, and what we can do to reverse inequality.

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Why We're Polarized

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Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster #ad - Klein shows how and why american politics polarized around identity in the twentieth century, and what that polarization did to the way we see the world and one another. The american political system—which includes everyone from voters to journalists to the president—is full of rational actors making rational decisions given the incentives they face, ” writes political analyst Ezra Klein.

Everyone engaged in American politics is engaged, at some level, in identity politics. Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. This is a revelatory book that will change how you look at politics, and perhaps at yourself. The truth is scarier: it’s working exactly as designed. These merged identities have attained a weight that is breaking much in our politics and tearing at the bonds that hold this country together.

Why We're Polarized #ad - The new york times bestseller the wall street journal Bestseller “Few books are as well-matched to the moment of their publication as Ezra Klein’s Why We’re Polarized. Dan hopkins, the washington Post “It is likely to become the political book of the year. Powerful and intelligent.

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Banking on the People: Democratizing Money in the Digital Age

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Democracy Collaborative #ad - This book takes the reader step by step through the sausage factory of modern money creation, explores improvements made possible by advances in digital technology, sustainable, and proposes upgrades that could transform our outmoded nineteenth century system into one that is democratic, and serves the needs of the twenty-first century.

Ellen brown is the founder and chairman of the Public Banking Institute and a Fellow at The Democracy Collaborative. Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. Today most of our money is created, not by governments, but by banks when they make loans.

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Why You Should Be a Socialist

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All Points Books #ad - But what does all this mean? should we be worried about our country, or should we join the march toward our bright socialist future? In Why You Should Be a Socialist, Nathan J. Likewise, liberals and conservatives will benefit from a deeper understanding of the true nature of this ideology, whether they agree with it or not.

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. Robinson’s charming, accessible, and well-argued book will convince even the most skeptical readers of the merits of socialist thought. A primer on democratic Socialism for those who are extremely skeptical of it. The democratic socialists of America, has just surpassed 50, a big-tent leftist organization, 000 members nationwide.

Robinson will give readers a primer on twenty-first-century socialism: what it is, what it isn’t, and why everyone should want to be a part of this exciting new chapter of American politics. From the heyday of occupy wall street through Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign and beyond, young progressives have been increasingly drawn to socialist ideas.

Why You Should Be a Socialist #ad - However, the movement’s goals need to be defined more sharply before it can effect real change on a national scale. More young people support socialism now than at any time since the labor movement of the 1920s. In the fall of 2018, one of the most influential congressmen in the Democratic Party lost a primary to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old socialist who had never held office before.

America is witnessing the rise of a new generation of socialist activists.

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On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal

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Simon & Schuster #ad - Delving into topics ranging from the clash between ecological time and our culture of “perpetual now, ” to the soaring history of humans changing and evolving rapidly in the face of grave threats, to rising white supremacy and fortressed borders as a form of “climate barbarism, ” this is a rousing call to action for a planet on the brink.

An expansive, far-ranging exploration that sees the battle for a greener world as indistinguishable from the fight for our lives, On Fire captures the burning urgency of the climate crisis, as well as the fiery energy of a rising political movement demanding a catalytic Green New Deal. Bloomsbury Publishing PLC.

On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal #ad - . 1 international and new york times bestselling author naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine and This Changes Everything, makes the case for a Green New Deal—explaining how bold climate action can be a blueprint for a just and thriving society. For more than twenty years, naomi klein has been the foremost chronicler of the economic war waged on both people and planet—and an unapologetic champion of a sweeping environmental agenda with justice at its center.

These long-form essays show klein at her most prophetic and philosophical, investigating the climate crisis not only as a profound political challenge but as a spiritual and imaginative one, as well. On fire: the burning case for a green new deal gathers for the first time more than a decade of her impassioned writing, and pairs it with new material on the staggeringly high stakes of our immediate political and economic choices.

With reports spanning from the ghostly great barrier reef, to post-hurricane puerto Rico, to the annual smoke-choked skies of the Pacific Northwest, to a Vatican attempting an unprecedented “ecological conversion, ” Klein makes the case that we will rise to the existential challenge of climate change only if we are willing to transform the systems that produced this crisis.

In lucid, indispensable essays for a wide public: prescient advisories and dire warnings of what future awaits us if we refuse to act, elegant dispatches from the frontlines of contemporary natural disaster, she pens surging, as well as hopeful glimpses of a far better future.

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