NEWSLETTER - Friday, August 3, 2007
"We are the most class-divided of the industrialized countries, the most polarized. We're in a different way from France, or Germany, or Britain, where there's actually more social mobility, more upward mobility. But we're coming to resemble something more like Brazil, which has always had its wealthy-wealthy, and then has extremely poor people."
This week on Bill Moyers Journal (KCET)
Big deals on Wall Street mean big gains for the wealthy in America, but is it at the expense of the middle class and working families? Bill Moyers talks to bestselling journalist Barbara Ehrenreich, who has gone undercover as a low-wage worker and as a struggling middle-class job seeker, about the real-world impact of the growing inequality gap.
Bill Moyers interviews one of the most influential culture critics of our time Clive James, whose latest book Cultural Amnesia - a compilation of essays on 20th century thinkers, villains and heroes - draws from more than 40 years observing and commenting on arts, culture, and politics.
On The Moyers Blog
Is the American Dream lost? Weigh in.
Who has defined cultural life for you? Tell us and discuss other candidates.
Each week, video, transcripts, and further resources and investigations from Bill Moyers Journal are available online at www.pbs.org/moyers.
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