Writing, speaking, and advocating for a better future.

Peter Georgescu went from a Soviet-style labor camp in Romania, to first-class education at Exeter, Princeton, and Stanford, and continued on to Young & Rubicam where he rose through the ranks to become Chairman and CEO. Peter is an author and speaker, devoted to income equality and opportunity for all Americans. His remarkable experiences of hardship and oppression, combined with his business career, give him a unique perspective on the challenges facing our society.

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Income Inequality

Wages have stayed flat, or have declined, since mid-1970

For the past four decades, capitalism has been slowly committing suicide. It's going on in plain view, though few recognize what's happening, because to most observers of the stock market, nothing looks amiss.

Despite the extraordinary rise in income and wealth for the top income quartile in America, the median household income today is less than one percent higher than it was in 1989. And since the 2008 financial crisis, 91 percent of income growth has gone to the top one percent. Flat wages have taken a serious bite out of far too many people’s standard of living.

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Peter's Books

Now Available: Capitalists, Arise!

From his popular article in The New York Times comes this new book, where Peter vividly depicts the damage income inequality is doing and examines the trends and developments that have led to our current crisis. He examines the need to look beyond a single-minded focus on maximizing the short-term profits for shareholders demand and serve the interests of all their stakeholders—employees, customers, society, and the environment. This book offers solutions, which are deep, rich, and compelling.

Peter's Writings

From the Huffington Post

Priya’s Freedom to Give Back

I recently met a remarkable young woman, the child of immigrants from southern India, who has yet to enter graduate school but has already completed fund…

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A New Spiritual Language

At 69, William Campion had been holding onto his life by a thread. He’d been told that, to stay alive, he needed two new lungs. And, thanks to the modern…

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Stop the Hurricane

There’s a hurricane coming. It’s the bill being pushed by the House of Representatives to repeal the ACA. Like Katrina, or most Category 5 hurricanes tha…

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Long-Term Thinking Always Wins

Since 2008, our economy has appeared to gather steam. Wall Street’s historic highs have been justifying to complacency about our future. Once again, it l…

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