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

Coming Soon: 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

A Balanced Perspective

The other day I came across a most interesting viewpoint on the sanctity of human life. I usually don’t weigh into social issues because I feel they are …

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Emergency Care for the American Dream

It has become nearly impossible for the majority of young Americans to expect to earn more than their parents did. This is an unprecedented, historic dec…

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America Revealed

Congratulations to Diane Sawyer and her team for the ABC special in January, My Reality: A Hidden America, about America’s income stagnation and loss of …

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Become a Beacon of Hope Again

Recent surveys have shown that people now in democratic societies have become far more cynical about their system of government, and the state of their n…

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