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"How the Great Recession Has Narrowed Our Futures and What We Can Do About It"

By Rich Fisher

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Tulsa, Oklahoma – On today's edition of our program, we speak with journalist and author Don Peck. He's a features editor at The Atlantic Monthly, and he's just published a book called "Pinched: How the Great Recession Has Narrowed Our Futures and What We Can Do About It." This book points out how the recent recession --- or is it, in fact, a double-dip recession? --- has actually changed the places where Americans live, the work we do, the ideas we hold dear, the goals we set for our lives, and so forth. Moreover, Peck's book discusses the economy-driven socio-cultural transformations that are still to come. As one critic of this this timely, ever-so-topical volume has noted in a starred review in Publishers Weekly: "['Pinched' is] fascinating. . . . An important, far-thinking consideration of the reverberations --- social, political, psychological --- of the financial crash."