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The Divide American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth GapA few thousand dollars OOOh boyI will have to take a breath rocess this for a bit before I can get my thoughts on this one in lineIn short We suck US and we re doomed People are beginning to become disturbingly comfortable with a kind of official hypocrisy we ve become numb to the idea that rights aren t absolute but are enjoyed on a kind of sliding scale Matt Taibbi The Divide American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap My work with the We Give a Squid a Wedgie poor and the incarcerated hasersuaded me that the opposite of overty is not wealth the opposite of overty is justice Bryan Stevenson Just Mercy A Story of Justice and Redemption Matt Taibbi a journalist who writes for Rolling Stone magazine and the author of this book The Divide American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap began this investigation because of a weird statistical anomaly he had been noticing Conventio I debated about reading this book when it was icked for our non fiction read with my local book club I read Will s review here on Goodreads It inspired me So between Will s review giving me a better context for this book lus local ressures and ersonal internal self Night of the Wendigo pressure thinkingthis might be valuable for meas I felt some type of moral emotional responsibility to try to inform myself better about the social issues which can makeeople s blood Mimi Malloy, At Last! pressure rise facing the realities on how we are criminalizingoverty Large companies can commit obscene frauds Twin Spica, Volume: 10 people go on with their lives companiesay the fines but nobody goes to jail People on the other end of the economy get tossed into risons for much smaller crimes This is a book about social justice White collar crime and criminals that are never rosecuted Banks and other institutions that are too big to fail The larger the organization everyone is guilty but nobody is guilty or at least it s hard to know who to Grammatik Des Biblisch-Aramaischen: Mit Den Nach Handschriften Berichtigten Texten Und Einem Worterbuch point the finger at Much of the book is just sad with infuriating stories aboutoor A Neve Estava Suja people getting the really raw deal with the welfare system and criminal justice systems Otherarts of the books taps into your anger emotions about how Wall Street screws over investors on The Art of Gothic: Architecture, Sculpture, Painting purpose There is corruption at the top and bottom in our society but so very different at different ends It s frightening to realized how much this country disrespects theoor and weak They are actually Im Zeichen der Triskele: Ein Bretagne-Krimi punished for itThe rewards revolves around theowerful and by owerful we are speaking If a erson is extremely wealthy Power Speaks for itself Pretty thick book often funny haha the author is in YOUR FACE no holds back using De obotliga optimisternas klubb pretty crude language at times which may or may notut readers off But emotions will go up and down like being on a roller coaster So many stories to chew on which reinforce the reality thatThe rich get richer and the oor get oorerLight bedtime reading ha If you have a lot of it money the legal road you get to travel is well lit and beautifully maintained If you don t it s a dark alley and most Americans would be shocked to find out what s at the end of it Taibbi clearly describes the sharp divide in our system of justice detailing how individuals leading large banks stole billions of dollars unpunished while others Fatal Dive: Solving the World War II Mystery of the USS Grunion poor and usually black are hauled off to jail for crimes as nonsensical as blockingedestrian traffic Some of the stories are horrifying to read Unfortunately the divide is getting worse this book Code Name: Silence precedes our currentresident s Und Schuf Mir Einen Götzen: Lehrjahre Eines Kommunisten policies Even though this is a depressing book it is very educational and important reading There is no law onlyower The author looks at some of the details of how this is manifested in the USA and offers in addition some insight into the sychology of criminal targeting Matt Taibbi is widely known and respected as a hard hitting author and financial reportereditor for Rollingstone Magazine His revious book Griftopia went into considerable de MATT TAIBBI S PREVIOUS BOOKS WERE FUN TO READ Taibbi s Margery Meets the Roses previous books were fun to read accounts ofopulist anger and art of the thrill was seeing what incendiary language he d come up with for the next corporate criminal in his sights Vampire suid The Divide is Taibbi s best book an essential despairing look at the two completely different ways we rosecute crimes committed by The Wapshot Scandal pooreople and by super rich The NIGHT. Erotischer Roman peoplerimarily because Taibbi s writing itself has maturedMake no mistake the white hot rage is still very much resent it irradiates every age of this gigantic often exhausting book It s that the indignation is self explanatory Taibbi trusts his writing He doesn t need to open the thesaurus to come up with hilariously hyperbolic descriptions of CEOs not when he can meticulously lay out their crimes for you and let you come up with your ownThe result is a book that s less gonzo than his Dark Alchemy (Dark Alchemy, previous works a little less Hunter S Thompson in favor of a reporting and writing style that can now assertively be called his own He is a bullshit caller of the first order and someone we desperately need aroundAs for the content within what can I say The central conundrum Taibbi lays out in the introduction why it is that crime overall is down but theoverty rate is way up and our rison opulations are skyrocketing is answered so thoroughly that it barely seems controversial By the end of the book your anger at our impotent legal system will give way to a begrudging numbnessThe author has since left impotent legal system will give way to a begrudging numbnessThe author has since left Die fremde Stadt: Breslau nach 1945 perch at Rolling Stone to begin a new venture that also includes Glenn Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill I admire those journalists butrefer Taibbi mainly because unlike the others he knows how to use humor to illuminate the outrages without it these accounts would be soul suckingly joyless You have to laugh at some of this shit otherwise you ll never get by Here s hoping he never loses his edgeHe does call Dick Fuld one of the great assholes of all time but that s just straight reporting When I first started reading this book I thought it was gonna be a liberal s take on the gap between the wealthy and the oor I soon found out that the author has definitely done his homework and lays the blame eually across all arty lines This was an extremely eye opening book It is not an easy read and there are arts that I don t uite understand since I don t have a background dealing in stocks or have a firm

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of what goes on Wall Street But the remise of the book is extremely important in that our society does not treat everyone eually Somewher. Go unpunished while turning overty 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 oor He uncovers the startling looting that receded 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. ,
E along the way minor crimes get major Witchcraft for Tomorrow punishment and major crimes get minor to nounishment at all The author explains how the wealthy get wealthier and the oor get oor Being firmly in the middle class this is a hard The Wedding Redux pill to swallow and once your eyes are fully opened you can t ignore the injustice any This is a must read for everybody in our society today Sometimes the rating for a book is very heavily dependent upon timing This is an excellent book Well worth reading I listened to the audible version which was excellent The first thing that comes across from the very beginning is that Matt Taibbi is very angry He s angry about the systemic injustices about the unfairness and the outrightrejudices within this society and the way the justice system is rigged But what he is most angry about is the ineuality between the oor and wealthy that is so erverse that the wealthy steal and cheat openly flouting any system of justice knowing that whatever they do it will be ignored because they have wealth and because of the complexity of the crimes Taibbi focuses on minor or nonexistent crimes that are Ye Castle Stinketh: Could You Survive Living in a Castle? prosecuted to the full extent of the law causing grievous injury tooor eople to make remuneration The justice system has no mercy for the oor in Taibbi s examples Their basic crime is being Bootie and the Beast poor andowerless to fight allegations The wealthy white collar crimes in contrast are far harmful to society with some of Taibbi s examples being millions of dollars stolen or fraudulently used to bilk cities out of tax funds that would resumably be used for schools or roads or retirements etc These crimes go unpunished or fines of nominal amounts that do not even cause the erpetrators any hardship at all Or crimes committed by an organization with decisions detrimental to society at large be it ollution or fraud or rice rigging etc being made and no one not the corporation or the management is held accountable Meanwhile a single mother with children under 5 whose husband has been deported is driving with an expired driver s license is The Art of Mary Beth Edelson punished with 300 hours of community service The judge thinks he s lenient when he hands down this sentence But to her 300 hours of community service will bankrupt her She has toay for child care She can t earn the money to take care of her family because the money she earns goes to childcare so she can do her community service To do the community service and work to earn money and she has no time with her kids It s insane Her response seems logical How is this benefiting anyone The very wealthy can contract lawyers who can arse and uibble and negotiate the crimes down to nothing go free while inflicting significant tangible measurable damage to significantly eople Politicians do nothing about it because these Motivational Perspectives on Chronic Pain people also fund campaigns and have influence over the types of laws being made and the types of restrictions on enforcement This book is filled with examples of extremely minor or nonexistent violations of the law beingrosecuted heavy handedly on the oor and eople of color and immigrants He also has numerous examples of white collar crime when discovered not being None Like Him: 10 Ways God Is Different from Us (and Why That's a Good Thing) prosecuted or ifrosecuted the sentences are far lenient and much judicial concern about the impact on the lives of those Puta people It s an ongoing theme no mercy for theoor Ignore the rich and let them do as they 伝説の勇者の伝説 5 出来心の後始末 please It s infuriating and it goes on to a degree that I never suspected Even the Obama administration has turned a blind eye to what has occurred Eric Holder seems to be a champion for Civil Rights but some of that may be a diversion fromrosecuting financial malfeasance cases Very cynical and unfortunately likely trueTiming is everything I listened to this book while an event occurred where a Stanford college athlete son of a wealthy family raped a coed while she was unconscious He was caught in the act The judge gave him 6 months jail time and some community service The judge deemed that any harsher unishment would do irreparable harm to the athlete This was a flagrant case of the wealthy being held to a different standard than the oor It was a flagrant case that was understandable to the masses that there was an ineuity in the way that justice is applied That moment of injustice in my view did to expose the ineuities associated with wealth than this book did Taibbi concentrates on the complex crimes of the wealthy and contrasts them with the simple crimes of the oor I think there are countless examples of the ineuities of justice that would be accessible to the masses Certainly the crimes that Taibbi outlined were far devastating to a far larger group of eople But to really highlight the ineuities I think the book would have been impacting if it showed the disparity highlight the ineuities I think the book would have been impacting if it showed the disparity treatment of similar crimes and then basically said but it s far worse than you think because the wealthy are doing far damage to everyone and no one being held accountable In other words it s a forest for the trees argument In short I think Taibbi is right to be angry and supports his arguments fiercely My only complaint and it is minor is that his indictment of the wealthy though accurate was not very accessible There should be accessible events that spell out the disparity I don t think those event are in short supply I mean Affluenza as a defense for murder These would have created the foundation upon which to build before going to the far complex and damaging examples in the book Additionally though he hints at this heavily Taibbi in a rare move does not come out and say that he believes racism and maintenance of the atriarchy are also a huge arts of this disparity He seems to think the wealth gap that is the root of the roblem He thinks the wealthy don t care about anyone Very Bernie Sanders of him I think the injustices and disparities are maintained by all kinds of eople not just the wealthy And I think systemic inbred cultural racism misogyny and maintenance of Beyond the Cliffs of Kerry (Bold Women of the 18th Century, privilege are bigieces of those disparities Sense of entitlement hubris and not suffering conseuences of their actions aka untouchable have a lot to do with it as well At any rate I highly recommend this informative and influential book Taibbi make a compelling argument and I think he s mostly correct I m angry at the disparities in this country We agree on the situation though not uite as much on the root causesbut we aren t that far
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eitheralmost 45 Star. 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 a erverse 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 nightmare stories of regular eople caught in the Divide’s unishing logic Taibbi lays bare one of the greatest challenges we face in contemporary American life surviving a system that devours the lives of the oor turns a blind eye to the destructive crimes of the wealthy and implicates us ,
Taibbi updated some overty and wealth gap stats for my Intro SOC class here and reminds me of the Country Western song about in the honky tonk the wealthy erson dances and the Mein Erster Mörder poorerson ays the band Beyond the drive to alcoholic drinking and heavy drugs how the oor also Kaki vojaki: roman v rimah in slikah pays is through receiving disproportionalunishment in the US system The oor have large jail and fine unishments for sometimes irrelevant and trivial transgressions of local laws while the wealthy exhibit tremendous graft and embezzlement and get away with nothing but erhaps some hand slaps Criminology oints out that there are no wealthy eople ever anywhere on death row and that bias of class going all the way through all other economic social institutions Taibbi also reminds me of the old adage of Marxists that there is crime both in the street and the suites Media focuses us on the former as Taibbi knows In terms of scale scope and impact it s not the index crimes of the street that hurts he working and middle classes as much as white collar in the suites He also reminds me that behind most every fortune is a crime Often that crime is ongoing and Trump anti regulation moves will exacerbate the concentration of wealth than ever before I d already learned that the 1% now owns than 45% of wealth in the US and had read by olitical economists that the lowest uintile of US households had lost a staggering 65% of its admittedly tiny ercentage of total wealth over just a couple generations and it was speculated that may often have occurred by broadspread losing of the family homefarm after generations of struggling to keep it Could that be sadder Maybe it makes sense we ve become a olice stateTaibbi is angry and I imagine that is our common fear under that but I do so appreciate his sharp eye and tongue I don t agree with those that call him a Black Women in White America polemicist as his journalism and analysis makes him among the best of the also scary remarkably small group of youngrogressiveradical journalists todayA recent trouncing of a government that has Worlds Beyond The Poles promoted Steve Bannon to all oureril is here All I feel is outrage And despair Matt Taibbi has written a book which explains in layman s terms how United States citizens and many around the world were conspired against by Wall Street banks brokers and investment businesses If you were one of the those who ended up bankrupt or in foreclosure or if you lost your job because the investment lan of your employer disappeared overnight in the crash of 2008 this will explain some of how it happened The variety of tricks and lies are amazing articularly since they made almost no effort to hide their crimes internally within these companies More impressive is how these top executives went on with their lives wealthier and with even greater respect heaped upon them by their eers and received even bigger bonuses while their companies either went bankrupt or limped back to healthy earnings after loans rovided by the US government Why Too big to failInexplicably none of the major individuals responsible for the financial crash are Monster der Woche poor nowaid fines went to jail or have a criminal record on the books Instead some of the major companies no humans involved such as Citigroup JPMorgan Chase Goldman Sachs Wells Fargo or Bank of America had their hands slapped and are now still trying to get away with as much thievery and law breaking ossible still using variations of the cons they did before Outside of a few weeks of embarrassment they did not lose much of their incredible wealth These companies lost only a few days of income after aying multi millions in fines even though they stole after aying multi millions in fines even though they stole and billions of dollars Some as we know went bankrupt Some human beings mid level atsies received tougher unishment but no High Level Executive Has Been level executive has been in any way for malfeasance or any criminal felony Socially they still attend the best arties and everyone who they meet still kisses their feet hoping for a some benefice Personally I m frustrated by the ignorance the average middle class erson has about the tremendous wealth of the no taxes top 10% About the dozens of yachts the 50000 urses the hundreds of classic cars which can t be driven in climate controlled garages the dozens of mansions one may own which they can t ossibly visit much less live in in a decadeMeanwhile as alternating case histories of oor Hugh Hefner's Playboy, 6 Volumes (Collectors) people who commit the same types of crimes as bank and brokerage employees did who are illegal immigrants live in the wrong neighborhood are not white sell drugs fraudulently get food stamps or welfare default on credit cards or other contractual obligations are detailed by the author we see how these criminals end up arrested mistreated beatenut in The Race for What's Left: The Global Scramble for the World's Last Resources prison and mustay off fines for the rest of their lives while having rights such as voting or the ability to ass credit checks for jobs and loans forever taken away Many end up in rison due to shortcuts used in the legal system which rob the defendants of fair trials Sometimes the custom of robo signing of documents without checking for The Journal of Latrobe; Being the Notes and Sketches of an Architect, Naturalist and Traveler in the United States from 1796 to 1820 (Burt Franklin ,) pertinent information or banks outsourcing therocessing of Menace of Club Mephistopheles paperwork to inexpensive secondary companies will bring ordinary innocent customers before courts andlaced under arrest by olice for crimes they did not commit The way these cases are now handled Does Not Mean Records Will Be Cleared Even If Everyone not mean records will be cleared even if everyone a mistake was made The reason The financial institutions and banks are too big to be held accountable The customers on the other hand may never clear their record which follows them for life The worst of it is even though EVERYoNE knows a miscarriage of justice has occurred olice lawyers and sometimes judges will ut ressure on the defendant to Work and Integrity: The Crisis and Promise of Professionalism in America plead guilty so the case can be closed The innocent victims will be told it won t hurt anything if they say they are guilty maybe a 50 fine or hours ofublic service but in fact they will not ass background checks anyJustice for all No Right now there are two justice systems One for the wealthy and one for the rest of us Global warming isn t the only roblem Alphabet of Classical Dance people are ignoring At least until it s you beingulled over by a cop under orders to meet a uota or it s your wallet or mail being stolen and the theft An Unmarried Lady paperwork is mishandled or it s your house being taken by a bank which has committed crimes costing billions with 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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA scathing ortrait 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 Copra: Round One prisonopulation doubles Fraud by the rich wipes out 40 ercent 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 ineuality and mass incarceration come together driven by a dramatic shift in American citizenship Our basic rights are now determined by our wealth or overty The Divide is what allows massively destructive fraud by the hyperwealthy to.