The Clausen Center is proud to share this new title by UC Berkeley’s own Gabriel Zucman and Emmanuel Saez: The Triumph of Injustice: How the Rich Dodge Taxes and How to Make Them Pay.
The Triumph of Injustice presents a forensic investigation into the dramatic transformation of wealth inequality in the United States and explains how America turned away from the most progressive tax system in history to embrace policies that only serve to compound the wealth of a few. The Triumph of Justice proposes a visionary, democratic, and practical reinvention of taxes, outlining reforms that can allow tax justice to triumph in today’s globalized world and democracy to prevail over concentrated wealth.
Emmanuel Saez is professor of economics and director of the Center for Equitable Growth at the University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on tax policy and inequality from both theoretical and empirical perspectives. With Thomas Piketty, he has constructed long-run historical series of income inequality in the United States that have been widely discussed in public debate. He received his PhD in economics from MIT in 1999. He was awarded the John Bates Clark Medal of the American Economic Association in 2009 and a MacArthur Fellowship in 2010.
Gabriel Zucman is professor of economics and public policy at the University of California, Berkeley. He was awarded the Bernácer Prize in 2018 and a Sloan Research Fellowship in 2019. His research analyzes the accumulation and distribution of wealth through global and historical perspectives. He is also the author of The Hidden Wealth of Nations: The Scourge of Tax Havens, which has been translated into eighteen languages.