MATT TAIBBI: “The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap”


April 13, 2014 @ 2:30 am – 4:30 am
First Congregational Church of Berkeley
2345 Channing Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
$12 in advance, $15 at door

Tickets via Brown Paper Tickets or at Pegasus Books (3 locations), Marcus Books, Mrs. Dalloway’s, Moe’s Books, Walden Pond, DIESEL a Bookstore. SF: Modern Times 

Hot news!  Matt Taibbi has left Rolling Stone and just joined Pierre Omidyar’s group of original, independent journalists to produce a second digital magazine. The first is The Intercept, with writing by Glen Greenwald, Jeremy Scahill and other fearless journalists.

From the award-winning investigative journalist and bestselling author of The Great Derangement and Griftopia comes another devastating portrait of American values in our polarized age, a galvanizing exploration of how our growing wealth gap is not just warping our economy, but transforming the meaning of rights, justice, and basic citizenship.

THE DIVIDE: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap is a probing investigation of one of the most pressing issues facing us today: the increasing wealth gap and how it is affecting our system of justice. “The Divide,” reveals our two most troubling trends – enormous wealth inequality on one hand and an increasingly punitive, intrusive state on the other, resulting in our basic rights now being determined by our wealth or poverty. The Divide is what allows massively destructive fraud by the hyperwealthy to go unpunished, while turning poverty itself into a crime.

Matt Taibbi is a contributing editor for Rolling Stone and the author of five previous books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Great Derangement and Griftopia.

Donald Goldmacher, Producer/Director of Heist: Who Stole the American Dream?,  is a longtime filmmaker, labor activist, and community psychiatrist with decades of experience.
His first film, “Do No Harm,” exposed the controversial marketing and research practices of the pharmaceutical industry. His recent feature documentary “Ruthie and Connie: Every Room in the House”, won over 20 festival awards and aired on HBO and television around the world.

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