To save our democracy — which a major new report on our grand divide never gets around to recognizing — we need to contemplate our plutocracy.
Americans were once able to wrestle, bit by bit, power and influence from the wealthy elite–and if they did it once, they can certainly do so again.
New Book: “The Rich Don’t Always Win: The Forgotten Triumph over Plutocracy that Created the American Middle Class”
“In his lively, engrossing new book, Sam Pizzigati tells the story of class inequality in America, from the robber barons to today’s ‘1%,’” writes Barbara Ehrenreich, author of “Nickel and Dimed.”
Sam Pizzigati’s Too Much newsletter highlighted by long-standing commentator.
Retail sales are up in the top 1 percent’s plutonomy, but down in the realonomy where the other 99 percent live.
Not all plutocrats scheme in the shadows like the rabidly right-wing Koch brothers. We need to learn how to recognize plutocracy’s more subtle putches. The best primer? The battle over education’s future.
There’s nothing conservative about Gov. Walker’s autocratic power grab.
President Obama’s tax deal fails the moral test by worsening America’s inequality of wealth and power.
Our forebears struggled to survive in a world dominated by the superrich. Now it’s our turn.