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March 25, 2015 -- Matt Taibbi -Author, Journalist - Fountain Street Church

Matt Taibbi -Author, Journalist

The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth GapTaibi

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.

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The Divide - Matt Taibbi; Molly Crabapple (Illustrator)
Call Number: 303.372 T13
ISBN: 9780812993424
Publication Date: 2014-04-08

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Griftopia - Matt Taibbi
Call Number: eBook
ISBN: 9780385529952
Publication Date: 2010-11-02
The dramatic story behind the most audacious power grab in American history. The financial crisis that exploded in 2008 isn't past but prologue. The stunning rise, fall, and rescue of Wall Street in the bubble-and-bailout era was the coming-out party for the network of looters who sit at the nexus of American political and economic power.

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The Great Derangement - Matt Taibbi
Call Number: eBook
ISBN: 9780385525701
Publication Date: 2009-01-13
A revelatory and darkly comic adventure through a nation on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi set out to describe the nature of George Bush's America. Taibbi tells the story of this new American madness by inserting himself into four defining American subcultures: The Military, where he finds himself mired in the grotesque black comedy of the American occupation of Iraq; The System, where he follows the money-slicked path of legislation in Congress; The Resistance, where he doubles as chief public antagonist and undercover member of the passionately bonkers 9/11 Truth Movement; and The Church, where he infiltrates a politically influential apocalyptic mega-ministry in Texas and enters the lives of its desperate congregants. Together these four interwoven adventures paint a portrait of a nation dangerously out of touch with reality and desperately searching for answers in all the wrong places.


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Matt Taibbi-- Recent Rolling Stones Articles

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:

A Whistleblower's Horror Story

Will HSBC Deal Come Back to Haunt Loretta Lynch?

'American Sniper' Is Almost Too Dumb to Criticize



    Matt Taibbi's Lecture -- March 25, 2015

    Fountain Street Church
    24 Fountain St. NE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Wednesday, March 25, 2015

    • FREE and open to all
    • Lecture Begins at 7:00pm
    • On-campus parking $3 
      (With discount pass)
    • ASL Interpreted
    • Book singing follows authors' lectures



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