P&P Live!: Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson – Let Them Eat Tweets: How the Right Rules in an Age of Extreme Inequality - in conversation with Vesla Weaver

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Monday, July 13, 2020 - 7:00pm

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The Republican Party appears to be divided between a tax-cutting old guard and a white-nationalist vanguard--and with Donald Trump's ascendance, the upstarts seem to be winning. Yet how are we to explain that, under Trump, the plutocrats have gotten almost everything they want, including a huge tax cut for corporations and the wealthy, regulation-killing executive actions, and a legion of business-friendly federal judges? Does the GOP represent "forgotten" Americans? Or does it represent the superrich? In Let Them Eat Tweets, best-selling political scientists Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson offer a definitive answer: the Republican Party serves its plutocratic masters to a degree without precedent in modern global history.

Jacob S. Hacker is a political scientist at Yale University, and Paul Pierson is a political scientist at the University of California, Berkeley. They are the coauthors of three books, including the New York Times bestseller Winner-Take-All Politics.

Vesla Weaver is the Bloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor of Political Science and Sociology at Johns Hopkins University and a 2016-17 Andrew Carnegie Fellow. She has contributed to scholarly debates around the persistence of racial inequality, colorism in the United States, the causes and consequences of the dramatic rise in prisons, and the consequences of rising economic polarization.

 

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$26.95
ISBN: 9781631496844
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Published: Liveright - July 7th, 2020

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