Morris Pearl and Erica Payne at Politics and Prose
April 22, 2021
- 7:00 pm ET
Politics and Prose

With insight from their book Tax the Rich!: How Lies, Loopholes, and Lobbyists Make the Rich Even Richer, Morris Pearl and Erica Payne explain exactly how “the rich”–and the politicians they control–manipulate the tax code to ensure the rich get richer, and everyone else is left holding the bag. Building upon their work with The Patriotic Millionaires, Pearl and Payne unapologetically dismantle the justifications for a tax code that virtually guarantees destabilizing levels of inequality and consequent social unrest. They 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.