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The divide : American injustice in the age of the wealth gap

Author: Matt Taibbi
Publisher: New York : Spiegel & Grau, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Matt Taibbi's genius is in untangling complex stories and making us care about them by providing striking moral clarity and a genuine sense of outrage. He has become among the most read journalists in America, leading the dialogue with epic Rolling Stone pieces that offer an "almost startling reminder of the power of good writing" (Washington Post). In this new work, he once again takes readers into the biggest,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matt Taibbi
ISBN: 9780812993424 081299342X
OCLC Number: 852957163
Description: xxiii, 416 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Unintended consequences --
Frisk and stop --
The man who couldn't stand up --
The greatest bank robbery you never heard of --
Border trouble, part 1 --
Border trouble, part 2 --
Little frauds --
Big frauds --
Collateral consequences.
Responsibility: Matt Taibbi ; illustrations by Molly Crabapple.

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"Matt Taibbi's genius is in untangling complex stories and making us care about them by providing striking moral clarity and a genuine sense of outrage. He has become among the most read journalists in America, leading the dialogue with epic Rolling Stone pieces that offer an "almost startling reminder of the power of good writing" (Washington Post). In this new work, he once again takes readers into the biggest, most urgent story in America: a widening wealth gap that is not only reshaping our economic life, but changing our core sense of right and wrong. The wealthy 1% operate with near impunity, while everyone else finds their very existence the subject of massive law enforcement attention: from stop-and-frisk programs and the immigrant dragnet to invasive surveillance and the abuse of debtors. Driven by immersive reporting, this is a stunning look into the newest high-stakes divide in our country: between a lawless aristocracy of hyperwealth and the rest of us, living under the shadow of an incipient American police state."--Publisher information.

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