Thom Hartmann at Powell's Books

Date: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Description: 

Thom Hartmann is an internationally syndicated talk show host, and a New York Times bestselling author of 24 books, including The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight, and his new book The Crash of 2016.

In The Crash of 2016, Thom Hartmann argues that the facade of our once-great United States will soon disintegrate to reveal the rotting core where corporate and billionaire power and greed have replaced democratic infrastructure and governance.

The United States is more vulnerable today than ever before — including during the Great Depression and the Civil War — because the pillars of democracy that once supported a booming middle class have been corrupted, and without them, America teeters on the verge of the next Great Crash.

The United States is in the midst of an economic implosion that could make the Great Depression look like child's play. In The Crash of 2016, Thom Hartmann argues that the facade of our once-great United States will soon disintegrate to reveal the rotting core where corporate and billionaire power and greed have replaced democratic infrastructure and governance. Our once-enlightened political and economic systems have been manipulated to ensure the success of only a fraction of the population at the expense of the rest of us.

The result is a "for the rich, by the rich" scheme leading to policies that only benefit the highest bidders. Hartmann outlines the destructive forces — planted by Lewis Powell in 1971 and come to fruition with the "Reagan Revolution" — that have looted our nation over the past decade, and how their actions fit into a cycle of American history that lets such forces rise to power every four generations.
Location: 
Powell's City of Books 1005 W Burnside St. Portland, OR
Phone: 
503 228 4651

 

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