Who Stole the American Dream? Interview with Pulitzer Prize Winning Reporter Hedrick Smith
Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. Today weâll talk about the decline of the middle class in the USâwith former New York Times reporter Hedrick Smith.
But first- three listener comments about yesterdayâs call-in shows. One comment is about yesterday morningâs interview with former health insurance executive Wendell Potter, another is about the fiscal cliff and another is about the last caller to yesterdayâs Last Call program. Hereâs what three listeners had to say:
A strong middle class is a basis for a stable democracyâAristotle said that the best political community is formed when the middle class is larger than any other class. Our next guest writes that in the past three decadesâAmericaâs middle class has shrunk- due to deliberate policiesâpushed by a revitalized business lobby in Washington. Our guest is Hedrick Smith â who shared a Pulitzer prize for reporting on the Pentagon Papers. He was for many years the New York Times Washington DC bureau chief. Heâs written a new book called Who Stole the American Dream and he came by WMNF for an interview yesterday.
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