The elite don’t work for the American people—they work to sustain their lucrative positions, even if that means breaking laws and bankrupting millions. Nation editor-at-large Chris Hayes joins Amy Goodman on Democracy Now! to discuss how the meritocracy fails to reward compassion, and how exposing their fraud and deceit has done little to unseat the 1%. Chris Hayes’s new book, Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy, is on sale now. 

—Max Rivlin-Nadler