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[POSTED TO VIEWPOINTS ON MAY 8, 2008.]
Book talk with Arianna Huffington
and Jared Bernstein
On Monday, May 5, 2008, EPI hosted a talk with Arianna Huffington and Jared Bernstein, the authors of two important, lively, and timely new books.
Listen to an audio recording of this event (67 minutes):
[listen/stream] [download MP3]
RIGHT IS WRONG
How the Lunatic Fringe Has Hijacked America, Shredded the Constitution, and Made Us All Less Safe (and What You Need to Know to End the Madness)
Co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, co-host of NPR’s “Left, Right & Center,” and one of the “Time 100″ honored by the magazine as the world’s most influential people.
Huffington makes the case that America has been hijacked from within by a radical element—the “lunatic fringe” of the Right that has taken over the Republican Party. Despite holding views at odds with the majority of Americans, these zealots have given us an endless war in Iraq, a sputtering economy, a health care system on life support, a war on science and reason, and an immoral embrace of torture.
Why Do I Feel So Squeezed?
(And Other Unsolved Economic Mysteries)
“Crunch is an accessible explanation of economic principles presented with equal parts of insight, humor, and stimulation. In the process, Bernstein explains how we got to where we are, what to do to fix it, and why fighting for a fair society is so important.” —Senator John Edwards
Arianna Huffington is co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post. Jared Bernstein is a senior economist at the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, D.C.
[ POSTED TO VIEWPOINTS ON MAY 8, 2008. ]