Matt Taibbi (Griftopia) is best known for his cutting critiques of current economic and political trends — his latest work is no exception. In The Divide, Taibbi analyzes the intersection of wealth, poverty, and crime rates in America. Called “impossible to put down” by The New York Times Book Review, Taibbi’s book explains why the rich get away with financial crimes daily, and why mass incarceration preys on the poor. He’ll give concrete examples of how the wealthy get away with not going to jail while ordinary citizens don’t, and what this growing pattern of “American Injustice” means for the rest of us. Taibbi is a former contributing editor for Rolling Stone and an award-winning journalist.
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Learn more: Listen to Taibbi on “Who Goes to Jail?”
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