“As In These Times has documented for the past forty years, the great issue of our time is our nation’s movement toward oligarchy.”
“To get out of the current political and economic hole, we need to understand how we ended up here. For decades, In These Times has been marshaling some of our finest minds to tackle this vital question, and here are the illuminating results of that investigation.”
“If we can’t address the gross unfairness that’s come to mark our economic life, we probably can’t address our other problems either. These are some of the planet’s sharpest minds, and what they say must be heard.”
–Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet
With heart-wrenching reporting and incisive analysis, In These Times magazine has charted a staggering rise in inequality and the fall of the American middle class. Here, in a selection from four decades of articles by investigative reporters and progressive thinkers, is the story of our age. It is a tale of shockingly successful corporate takeovers stretching from Reagan to Trump, but also of brave attempts to turn the tide, from the Seattle global justice protests to Occupy to the Fight for 15.
Featuring contributions from Bernie Sanders, Arundhati Roy, Chris Hayes, Naomi Klein, Barbara Ehrenreich, Michelle Chen, Noam Chomsky, David Graeber, Rick Perlstein, Tom Geoghegan, Juan González, David Moberg, Salim Muwakkil, Ralph Nader, Frances Fox Piven, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Sarah Jaffe, David Sirota, John Judis, Rebecca Burns, Bhaskar Sunkara, Micah Uetricht, Slavoj Žižek, and many others, The Age of Inequality is the definitive account of a defining issue of our time.