Bill Moyers is Back and That’s Good for America

Detective Daisy wants to know how the economy got the way it is today. She's going to watch Bill Moyers new program. Photo Credit: Detective Daisy by Bertd on flickr cc

Detective Daisy wants to know how the economy got the way it is today. She's going to watch Bill Moyers new program. Photo Credit: Detective Daisy by Bertd on flickr cc

Bill Moyers & Company Premiere Program:“How America’s Gross Inequality is no accident, but was in fact “politically engineered””

Moyer’s talks with authors of the book, “Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer – And Turned its Back on the Middle Class,” Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson (Simon & Schuster, 2011).

In this election year Bill Moyers is back and his first interview deals with one of the most important issues of our time: “How Washington and Big Business colluded to make the super-rich richer and turn their backs on the rest of us.”

Moyer’s wants to find the answers to certain questions:

  1. What caused America’s economy to “simply stop working” for most people while  still working for the super rich?
  2. “Who is the culprit?”

Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson, authors of the book, “Winner-Take-All Politics” acted as forensic journalists. They did exhaustive research on the “who-done-it-to-America’s economy and middle class” in the spirit of what Bill Moyers said was “Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.” They discovered the trail went back over 30 years to the present.

Hacker said:

“American politics did it. What government has done and not done, and the politics that produced it, is really at the heart of the rise of an economy that has showered huge riches on the very, very, very well off.”

What are your thoughts about this issue?

The cats have a discussion about Jacob Hacker & Paul Pierson's book Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer - And Turned Its Back on the Middle Class. Photo Credit: Who is the more curious cat by gerriet on flickr cc

The cats have a discussion about Jacob Hacker & Paul Pierson's book Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer - And Turned Its Back on the Middle Class. Photo Credit: Who is the more curious cat by gerriet on flickr cc

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