Moyers & Company

On Winner-Take-All Politics

Season 1, Episode 1 of 52

If you think America's vast economic inequality - the gap between the richest Americans and everyone else - happened by accident, think again. On the premiere episode of Moyers & Company (check local listings), Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson -- "the Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson of political science" -- delve into Winner-Take-All Politics, their book on "How Washington Made the Rich Richer -- And Turned Its Back on the Middle Class." Says Moyers: "Their account is the best account I've seen of how politicians rewrote the rules to create a winner-take-all economy that favors the 1% over everyone else, putting our once and future middle class in peril." The show includes testimony of middle class Americans at a Senate hearing about the impact of hard times on families, as well as an essay on how Occupy Wall Street reflects a widespread belief that politics no longer works for ordinary people. The show will also be available for free viewing on the BillMoyers.com website Friday, January 13. Uncovering the ways Washington helps the rich get richer. Next on Moyers & Company.

Previously Aired

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Time
Channel
11/2/2012
9 p.m.
11/3/2012
2:30 a.m.
11/4/2012
9 a.m.
11/4/2012
3 p.m.
11/5/2012
7 a.m.
11/5/2012
1 p.m.
11/5/2012
7 p.m.
11/6/2012
1 a.m.
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