"Rise of the Monopolists" - David Cay Johnston
Why the Few Get Rich While Your Paycheck Shrinks
David Cay Johnston is the Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist, formerly with the New York Times and author of The Fine Print: How Big Companies Use Plain English to Rob You Blind.
America is marketed as the land of opportunity where anyone with a great idea, a work ethic, and a bit of luck can get rich. But the reality is this: he already very rich have for three decades quietly built barriers to make sure they can earn huge profits with help from the politicians their campaign contributions put into office; and no one can compete against them.
While major news organizations cover the glitz, they have missed telling you the major economic stories unfolding in the public record.
Location: First Unitarian Church; SW 12th Avenue and Salmon, Portland
Admission: $5 - 20 donation requested; no one will be turned away.
Sponsored by: Economic Justice Action Group of First Unitarian Church
Co-sponsored by: Alliance for Democracy, Oregon Center for Public Policy, KBOO Community Radio
More information about his KBOO sponsored event may be found at: www.afd-pdx.org.