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The Divide - American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap

Matt Taibbi

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST, NPR, AND KIRKUS REVIEWS A scathing portrait of an urgent new American crisis Over the last two decades, America has been falling deeper and deeper into a statistical mystery: Poverty goes up. Crime goes down. The prison population doubles. Fraud by the rich wipes out 40 percent of the world's wealth. The rich get massively richer. No one goes to jail. In search of a solution, journalist Matt Taibbi discovered the Divide, the seam in American life where our two most troubling trends-growing wealth inequality and mass incarceration-come together, driven by a dramatic shift in American citizenship: Our basic rights are now determined by our wealth or poverty. The Divide is what allows massively destructive fraud by the hyperwealthy to go unpunished, while turning poverty itself into a crime-but it's impossible to see until you look at these two alarming trends side by side. In The Divide, Matt Taibbi takes readers on a galvanizing journey through both sides of our new system of justice-the fun-house-mirror worlds of the untouchably wealthy and the criminalized poor. He uncovers the startling looting that preceded the financial collapse; a wild conspiracy of billionaire hedge fund managers to destroy a company through dirty tricks; and the story of a whistleblower who gets in the way of the largest banks in America, only to find herself in the crosshairs. On the other side of the Divide, Taibbi takes us to the front lines of the immigrant dragnet; into the newly punitive welfare system which treats its beneficiaries as thieves; and deep inside the stop-and-frisk world, where standing in front of your own home has become an arrestable offense. As he narrates these incredible stories, he draws out and analyzes their common source: a perverse new standard of justice, based on a radical, disturbing new vision of civil rights. Through astonishing-and enraging-accounts of the high-stakes capers of the wealthy and ni

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ray Porter

Length:

14h 2m


Chapters

Free Sample

04:20

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:09


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:23


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:48


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:03


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:09


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:55


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:53


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:31


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:06


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:56


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:51


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:23


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:07


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:59


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:11


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:10


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:54


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:17


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:05


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:09


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:16


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:43


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:00


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:16


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:04


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:59


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:17


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:53


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:12


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:04


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:37


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:05


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:35


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:58


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:58


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:58


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:25


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:02


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:21


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:02


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:15


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:12


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:21


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:23


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:00


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:30


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:58


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:01


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:20


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:52


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:51


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:19


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:21


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:06


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:57


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:48


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:08


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:09


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:12


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:57


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:41


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:15


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:13


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:59


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:30


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:07


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:57


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:56


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:18


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:05


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:43


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:19


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:09


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:06


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:55


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:08


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:24


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:16


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:16


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:59


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:01


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:12


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:16


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:01


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:53


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:53


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:58


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:46


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:16


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:53


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:26


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:27


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:06


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

03:22


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:08


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:18


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:19


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:25


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:01


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:45


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:53


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:35


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:04


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:30


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

04:48


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:01


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:30


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:53


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:39


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:13


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:56


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:49


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:07


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

04:53


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

04:59


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

05:17


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

05:07


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

04:55


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

04:59


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

04:35


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

05:23


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

04:33


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

04:53


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

04:01


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

04:07


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

03:55


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

04:55


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

04:55


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

04:26


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

04:54


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

04:35


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

05:00


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

05:01


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

05:02


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

05:19


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

04:40


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

05:00


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

04:45


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

04:28


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

04:39


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

04:42


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

04:30


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

05:07


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

04:49


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

04:53


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

04:56


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

05:02


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

04:00


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

03:32


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

04:35


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

04:47


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

05:10


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

05:14


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

04:48


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

05:12


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

05:00


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

05:00


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

04:33


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

04:46


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

04:16


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

04:21


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

05:21


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

04:53


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

05:02


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

05:12


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

04:58


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

05:11


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

04:51


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

05:17


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

04:52


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

05:13


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

04:19


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

05:25


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

00:28