Paul Krugman, Robert Reich, the whole 99% movement, among others, have underscored the fact that the U.S. middle class is no longer middle nor a class. Over the past 30 years we have become zeros in the great political game orchestrated by the super wealthy 1%ers. For us, literally, the American Dream no longer exists. We have not only lost our wealth, our homes, our retirements and our jobs, but also our voice in Washington.
However, the authors of Winner-Take-All Politics, Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson are still optimistic that we can retrieve American Democracy from the hands of the now in control American Oligarchists. Please see Bill Moyer’s interview below.
Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson, authors of Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer — And Turned Its Back on the Middle Class