With the aftereffects of a recession and election season throwing income inequality into the limelight, a reckoning seems due in American political discourse on the amity towards the 1% and big government emanating from opposite ends of the political spectrum. Harper’s columnist and author of What’s the Matter with Kansas and Pity the Billionaire Thomas Frank came recently to the Institute as part of the Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series to discuss this most ironic protagonist of the recession—the pitiable billionaire.
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