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Event Tue Jan 10 2012

Pity the Billionaire

Author Thomas Frank will discuss his book Pity the Billionaire, which "examines the peculiar mechanism by which dire economic circumstances have delivered wildly unexpected political results...he gives us the first 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."

A must-read for the 99 percent?

Details:
Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 6pm
International House, 1414 E. 59th St.

 

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