The idea of capping income at the top has a long and noble history in the United States. In fact, income caps have even had support from the White House. President Franklin Roosevelt pushed for just such a cap in 1942. The St. Mary’s Wages campaign is building on these past efforts and pointing us toward a more equal — and much better — future.
Sam Pizzigati, Institute for Policy Studies associate fellow and author, The Rich Don’t Always Win: The Forgotten Triumph over Plutocracy that Created the American Middle Class, 1900-1970