audio by title 20120113 - author thomas frank

- Planet Erstwild - 20120113 - Author Thomas Frank

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Best-selling author Thomas Frank's new book is "Pity the Billionaire: The Hard-Times Swindle & the Unlikely Comeback of the Right." He'll discuss that and much more with PLANET ERSTWILD host James Moore. Moore interviewed him a few years ago for his book "Wrecking Crew." Other works include "What's the Matter with Kansas?" and "One Market Under God." He is a columnist for Harper's Magazine, founding editor of The Baffler magazine, and a former Op-ed writer for the Wall Street Journal.

In Pity the Billionaire, Frank, the great chronicler of American paradox, [uses] firsthand reporting, a deep knowledge of the American Right, and a wicked sense of humor, [to deliver a] full diagnosis of the cultural malady that has transformed collapse into profit, reconceived the Founding Fathers as heroes from an Ayn Rand novel, and enlisted the powerless in a fan club for the prosperous. [Amazon]