How the rich rig the tax code and the millionaires who want it to stop. How the battle for marriage equality was won. Plus Bill Press on how to confront a “code red” for our planet.
Erica Payne on her new book Tax the Rich!: How Lies, Loopholes, and Lobbyists Make the Rich Even Richer. Sasha Issenberg on his new book The Engagement: America’s Quarter-Century Struggle Over Same-Sex Marriage. Plus Bill Press with Jaime Williams, President of the Wilderness Society on what has to happen to avert climate catastrophe.
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In 2010, Erica Payne organized some of the richest Americans to demand higher taxes on millionaires like themselves. Her new book offers an insider’s view of how the wealthy have rigged the tax code in their favor and offers a blueprint to unrig it.
In his newest book, Sasha Issenberg chronicles the 25 years that led up to marriage equality. It tells the story of how same-sex marriage went from fringe to mainstream and explores what can be learned for ongoing civil rights movements.
Bill Press with Jaime Williams, President of the Wilderness Society on key takeaways from the latest UN Report on climate change and why it is an urgent call to action. If you’d like to hear the entire episode, visit BillPressPods.com.
Working From Home – While Your Boss Watches You on Video
If you’re a corporate employee, you know that something unpleasant is afoot when top executives are suddenly issuing statements about how committed they are to their employees, making sure that all of them are treated with dignity and respect.
For example, the PR chief of a global outfit named Teleperformance, one of the world’s largest call centers, was recently going on and on about how “We value our people and their well-being, safety, and happiness.” Why did the corporation feel such a desperate need to proclaim its virtue?