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Author Events: The Case for a Maximum Wage
July 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Modern societies set limits, on everything from how fast motorists can drive to how much waste factory owners can dump in our rivers. But we don’t limit incomes. Should we?
Would limiting income address the inequality that ails us more effectively than more conventional approaches to narrowing our vast economic divides? Could a cap on income — a “maximum wage” — ever become politically practical?
Don’t miss at least one of your 4 opportunities to explore these questions and more with Institute for Policy Studies analyst Sam Pizzigati, the author of an engaging new book — The Case for a Maximum Wage — that details promising new strategies for challenging a world where top corporate executives routinely make more in a morning than their workers can earn in an entire year.
- Tuesday, June 26: Economic Policy Institute, 1225 Eye St. NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC, 12-1:30 PM. This event will be livestreamed.
- Tuesday, July 17: Busboys and Poets, 5331 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville, 6:30-8:00 PM. Maryland state senator Paul Pinsky, the leading progressive in the Maryland General Assembly, has agreed to give an introduction.
- Thursday, July 19: Busboys and Poets, 14th and V NW Washington, DC, 6:30-8:00 PM
- Tuesday, July 24: Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC, 7:00-8:30 PM
Sam’s multimedia presentation about his new book digs deep into past failures to narrow our economic divides and details how activists in the United States — and across the world — are leveraging the power of the public purse against inequality, fighting to deny government contracts, subsidies, and tax breaks to enterprises that manufacture mega millionaires.
The The Case for a Maximum Wage will be available for sale, and Sam will be signing copies after the presentation and discussion.