The Rich Don't Always Win - Excerpt
A century ago, just like today, the rich dominated America. But by the 1950s, the rich no longer ruled. The United States had become the first middle-class nation the world had ever seen.What brought about this extraordinary transformation? In The Rich Don’t Always Win, seasoned labor journalist Sam Pizzigati recounts the half-century-long pitched battle against plutocracy that turned grand estates into college campuses, the wealth of the few into opportunity for the many.The Rich Don’t Always Win tells the little-known history of average Americans and their advocates who dared to challenge wealth and power. Along the way, it deftly exposes the bogus rationalizations the rich trotted out to justify their enormous privilege. In the deeply unequal America of today, those half-truths once more plague us. We beat them back once, The Rich Don’t Always Win reminds us. We can beat them back again.