Matt Taibbi on The Wealth Gap, Wednesday, October 29
Wednesday, October 29
ADVANCE RSVP REQUIRED
Income inequality has been called “the next big issue facing America” and there is no denying it has been gaining more attention from political campaigns to dinner tables. The Common Good is honored to further that discussion on Wednesday, October 29th from 6:15-7:45pm by way of a lively conversation with journalist and best-selling author, Matt Taibbi.
Taibbi will discuss his new book, The Divide: American Injustice in the age of the Wealth Gap.
“[Matt] Taibbi is a relentless investigative reporter. He takes readers inside not only investment banks, hedge funds and the blood sport of short-sellers, but into the lives of the needy, minorities, street drifters and illegal immigrants, to juxtapose justice for the poor and the powerful. . . . The Divide is an important book. Its documentation is powerful and shocking.” – The Washington Post
“[Taibbi’s] warning is all about moral hazard. . . . When swindlers know that their risks will be subsidized . . . they will surely commit more crimes. And when most of the population either does not know or does not care that the lowest socioeconomic classes live in something akin to a police state, we should be greatly concerned for the moral health of our society.” – The Wall Street Journal
“Taibbi [is] perhaps the greatest reporter on Wall Street’s crimes in the modern era.” –Salon
Order the book in advance and get it signed. $20.
Please join The Common Good for this riveting discussion as part of our ongoing Leadership Series on Wednesday, October 29.
ABOUT MATT TAIBBI:
Matt Taibbi is a multitalented author and journalist who has covered politics, media, finance and sports and in 2008, received a National Magazine Award for his columns in Rolling Stone. In February of this year he penned a goodbye in Rolling Stone magazine and moved to Glenn Greenwald’s First Look Media, where is he assembling a team of top-notch journalists and helping to launch a new magazine.