“A TIMELY AND IMPORTANT BOOK”
– San Francisco Book Review
On Tax Day 2021, the Patriotic Millionaires released their first full length book – Tax the Rich! How Lies, Loopholes, and Lobbyists Make the Rich Even Richer.
Written by former BlackRock executive Morris Pearl, the millionaire chair of the Patriotic Millionaires, and Erica Payne, the organization’s founder, Tax the Rich! takes readers on an engaging and enlightening insider’s tour of the nation’s tax code, explaining exactly how “the rich”—and the politicians they control—manipulate the U.S. tax code to ensure the rich get richer, and everyone else is left holding the bag.
Blunt and irreverent, Tax the Rich! unapologetically dismantles the “intellectual” justifications for a tax code that virtually guarantees destabilizing levels of inequality and consequent social unrest. Infographics, charts, cartoons, and lively characters including “the Werkhardts” and “the Slumps” 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. Never have the arguments in this book been more timely—or more important.
“An illuminating insider’s view of how the wealthy exploit the U.S. tax code.”
“A well-reasoned argument that, given the arrival of a like-minded administration, may soon prove to have legs.”
“Tax the Rich! reveals the inner workings of a system designed to make rich people richer and everyone else poorer. This book gives a rare insider’s view of how the system is rigged, and offers a blueprint on how to fix it, starting with an engaged and united electorate holding politicians accountable for taxing the rich.”
—Robert Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labor and author of Saving Capitalism
“The Patriotic Millionaires know how the rich have rigged the tax system. They tell the story in an engaging and compelling prose for the benefit of all of us. A must read.”
—Emmanuel Saez, economist and co-author of The Triumph of Injustice
“Tax the Rich! should be on the bookshelves of every single working person in America. In this book, Morris and Erica skillfully reveal in plain English just how rigged our economy and tax code really are. This approachable look at the worst excesses of a tax code designed for the rich and by the rich makes it clear: working people are getting screwed by the status quo.”
“This is a must-read book for anyone interested in tax justice and how to make the economy fairer. The U.S. tax system, which used to be one of the most progressive in the world, now lavishes rewards on some of the wealthiest people in the country. But as Morris Pearl, Erica Payne, and the Patriotic Millionaires argue, it is not too late to change course.”
—Gabriel Zucman, economist and co-author of The Triumph of Injustice
“This is the best tax book I have ever read. It reaches a level of candor I have never seen before.”
—Ralph Nader, political activist, lawyer and author of Unstoppable