America: What Went Wrong?

The famed award-winning investigative reporting team of Donald Barlett and James Steele have just published a new book, "The Betrayal of the American Dream," a followup to their landmark bestseller, "America: What Went Wrong?" As Republicans and Democrats continue disputing who should bear the brunt of the tax burden, Barlett and Steele argue that America’s middle class has been decimated over the years due to policies governing not only taxes but also bank regulations, trade deficits and pension funds. Read more...
In an interview from February 2009, Amy Goodman interviews Pulitzer-winning reporting team Jim Steele and Don Barlett about the breakdown of America's tax system, and why Geithner's tax lapses were so much more egregious than Tom Daschle's. In Read more...