Matt Taibbi -Author, JournalistThe Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap
Matt Taibbi asked why does poverty rise, as crime goes down and the prison population doubles. He discovered the Divide, the seam in American life where troubling trends - wealth inequality and mass incarceration- meet. He contends that our basic rights are now determined by our wealth or by our poverty. Are the wealthy untouchable? The poor criminalized? A New York Times bestseller, Divide paints an alarming portrait of contemporary American life and provides a way forward against this crisis. He writes for Rolling Stone and recently launched a new digital magazine by First Look Media.
Matt Taibbi is a highly controversial journalist and author and he is coming to Grand Rapids. He will be speaking on March 25th, 2015 at Fountain Street Church at 7:00 pm and you'll want to be there.
Check out his Rolling Stone page. Some of his articles include: