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Timothy Noah: Why the Rich Are Getting Richer and the Middle Class Is Disappearing


Business  (tags: class warfare, usa, society, money, politics, government, finance, corruption, business, consumers, americans, economy )

Cal
- 773 days ago - alternet.org
In his new book "The Great Divergence," Noah digs into the causes of America's rapidly increasing inequality. In this interview, he talks to AlterNet about what he found.



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Jason S. (57)
Monday August 6, 2012, 6:19 pm
Because the system is setup that way so the people that top can control you and life. Also in-rich there self off of you.
 

Kit B. (276)
Monday August 6, 2012, 7:21 pm

A couple of years ago Timothy Noah's series, the beginnings of this book, were in a ten part series in Slate.com. I posted the full series at Care2. That was excellent and I have ordered the book from Barnes and Noble. I highly recommend Noah, he is an excellent researcher and writer.
 

Marie W. (65)
Monday August 6, 2012, 8:41 pm
Soon only Rich and poor.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Monday August 6, 2012, 9:28 pm
Thank you.
 

Julian Robert Gonzalez (112)
Monday August 6, 2012, 9:45 pm
Rich control money so that is ot their goal. Control is their aphrodisiac. Tey wat to cotrol people by making them slaves and reduce population by 80-90 %. Then chip the rest and play god.
 

D D. (102)
Monday August 6, 2012, 10:39 pm
This book sounds like a phenomonal read......thanks for sharing.
 

John S. (303)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 3:59 am
Thanks, long but worth reading, even if you don't agree with everything said.
 

Alexandra Rodda (176)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 6:59 am
Grim.
 

pam w. (191)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 8:05 am
One word.......OLIGARCHY
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 11:36 am
Noted, thanks.
 

JL A. (275)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 10:04 pm
MLK said that there can be no real freedom without economic freedom--and one take is that those with generational money and the few that climbed to join their ranks with the help of taxpayer funded infrastructure want to ensure that few enjoy that freedom
 

Paula M. (39)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 2:26 pm
So long as there is equality of opportunity, disparities in wealth do not concern me. I suspect that I would agree with Mr. Noah in part and disagree with him on other issues.
 
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