Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The rich and everyone else -- the big divide

This morning's column by Bob Herbert in The New York Times summarizes the provocative and alarming argument in a new book, "Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer — and Turned Its Back on the Middle Class.” The book asserts that it globalization is not the culprit behind the troubles of America's working people. The principal force has been the pressure on government by business through effective manipulation of its levers of power. The authors of the book are political scientists Jacob Hacker of Yale and Paul Pierson of the University of California, Berkeley.


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