The Case for a Maximum Wage

Date: June 26, 2018

On Tuesday, June 26 from 12:00–1:30 p.m.Sam Pizzigati of the Institute for Policy Studies will join Economic Policy Institute President Thea Lee for a discussion about Pizzigati’s new book, The Case for a Maximum Wage.

Modern societies set limits, on everything from how fast motorists can drive to how much waste factory owners can dump in our rivers. But incomes in our deeply unequal world have no limits. 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?

In The Case for a Maximum Wage, Pizzigati 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. Pizzigati 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 corporations that enrich the few at the expense of the many.

This event is free and open to the public, and lunch will be provided. Your RSVP will help us prepare.

This event will be livestreamed.

When: Tuesday, June 26, 12:00-1:30 p.m. Eastern

Who: Sam Pizzigati, Associate Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and co-editor of
Thea Lee, President of the Economic Policy Institute
Additional speakers to be announced.

Where: The Economic Policy Institute
1225 I Street NW, Sixth floor
Washington, DC 20005

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