FDL Book Salon Welcomes Chris Hayes, Twilight Of The Elites: America After Meritocracy

By: Wednesday June 20, 2012 10:59 am

If, like me, you have been following Chris Hayes on Twitter for an extended period of time, you’ve been aware of his book project on the loss of faith in institutions. He’s engaged in a public display of the writing and publishing process for over two years. And for all that time, I have pictured him responding to the steady drumbeat of institutional failures with emergency rewrites. Wait, the debt limit deal! Hold page 73! What, a coach at Penn State molested young boys for years and nobody did anything about it? I’m going to need another chapter! (Indeed, the saga of Jerry Sandusky does eke its way into the narrative.) We chat with author Chis Hayes about is new book.

Economic Mobility in America Has Worsened

By: Monday December 5, 2011 10:10 am

In the past few decades it has become much rarer for the poor to move themselves out of poverty. Low economic mobility and high income inequality are hallmarks of feudal societies run by landed gentry, not nations founded on fairness and equal opportunity.

Late Night: Journalism is a Meritocracy

By: Monday January 31, 2011 8:00 pm

Fox News.com contributor Richard Benedetto thinks Dana Milbank’s February moratorium on Sarah Palin betrays the noble ideals of journalism.

Let me repeat that. FOX NEWS.COM CONTRIBUTOR Richard Benedetto thinks Dana Milbank’s February moratorium on Sarah Palin betrays the noble ideals of journalism.

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