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“Wealth and democracy: A political history of the American rich”

A book discussion and reception — Thursday, June 13, 2002

Kevin Phillips has been tracking the political and economic history of American wealth for a long time. Ten years ago his best-selling book on the politics of rich and poor influenced the 1992 elections. Phillips joined the Economic Policy Institute, the AFL-CIO, Campaign for America’s Future, and The American Prospect to talk about his new book—Wealth and Democracy: A Political History of the American Rich—and how big money and political power are the invisible hand in the story of the American experience. Mr. Phillips was introduced by EPI Vice President Lawrence Mishel.

Listen to an audio transcript of the event (approx. 1 hour 12 min.):

This event was presented by the AFL-CIO, Campaign for America’s Future, the Economic Policy Institute, and The American Prospect.