"America: What Went Wrong? -- The Crisis Deepens"
When "America: What Went Wrong?" originally appeared in the early 1990s, the book got a lot of attention, and became a bestseller, because it documented, in a sound, thorough way, the causes behind the shrinking of the American middle class. Now, the authors of that groundbreaking book, Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele -- "two of the most talented investigative journalists in U.S. history," per The San Jose Mercury News -- have put out an updated edition of their text. Mr. Steele is our guest on ST today. The book offers an unflinching study of how Washington and Wall Street have repeatedly made decisions that enrich the wealthy at the expense of everybody else. If you've ever heard...or read...or even said the phrase, "The American middle class is under attack," this is a book that explains how that attack came about -- and how it can be corrected.