from the Bill Moyers Journal NEWSLETTER - Friday, June 13, 2008
“We live in an enormously insecure society, where people can no longer count on their pensions, on their jobs, on regular work.” - Steve Fraser
This week on BILL MOYERS JOURNAL (KCET-TV)
While many Americans are working harder for less money and paying more for everyday items like gas and food, the rich are getting richer. BILL MOYERS JOURNAL analyzes the growing inequality gap on the ground in Los Angeles where recently union workers marched to bring attention to how they are getting squeezed out of the shrinking middle class.
Bill Moyers also interviews Steve Fraser, historian and author of WALL STREET: AMERICA’S DREAM PALACE, about the modern parallels and differences to the first Gilded Age, the big disparity between the rich and poor, and the increasing strain on working Americans.
And Holly Sklar, co-author of RAISE THE FLOOR: WAGES AND POLICIES THAT WORK FOR ALL OF US, discusses what current economic conditions say about the state of the American dream.
Feeling the crunch of a looming recession? Weigh in.
Discuss an essay on media reform from JOURNAL writer Michael Winship.
Read and respond to Bill Moyer's prepared remarks from the National Media Reform Conference 2008. [ALSO SEE HOW HE AND OTHERS RESPONDED TO AN AMBUSH ATTACK INTERVIEW FROM BILL O'REILLY'S PROGRAM AT THE CONFERENCE]