Thomas Frank on the curious rise of the pro-billionaire movement
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. Thomas Frank, the author of the groundbreaking book WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH KANSAS has a new book out called PITY THE BILLIONAIRE (Metropolitan). It looks at the re-emergence of the conservative movement during the Great Recession.
But first one listener comment about something he witnessed in downtown Tampaâwhere once stood an Occupy protestâ¦
Thomas Frank wrote the best selling book Whatâs the Matter with Kansas â to answer the question- why did the state of Kansas which had a proud populist and liberal tradition in the 1900âs, turn decisively conservative in the latter part of the century.
In his new book he charts the conservative movementâs riseâeven though the Great Recession caused by the big banks, speculation on Wall Street, and the shady trading of worthless mortgagesâmight have been a reason for the public to lose faith in so-called free enterprise.comments powered by Disqus