Thomas Frank is the author of the just-published Pity the Billionaire: The Hard-Times Swindle and the Unlikely Comeback of the Right (Metropolitan Books). He has also written The Wrecking Crew, What’s the Matter With Kansas? and several other abrasive volumes. He is the “Easy Chair” columnist for Harper’s Magazine and the founding editor of The Baffler.
Take a ride on thein 2012.
The Bush Administration has simultaneously destroyed a government, left us in the lurch and yet managed to enrich itself.
Those who place the blame on executive greed may be missing the larger point.