James B. Steele - The Betrayal of the American Dream

All Kansas City Public Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, and will remain closed all day Thursday, November 27, for Thanksgiving.

Pultizer Prize-winning author James B. Steele argues that the American middle class has been condemned to terminal decline because of actions by Washington and Wall Street over decades.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
6:30pm @ Central Library

Twenty years ago James B. Steele co-authored America: What Went Wrong, which argued that the middle class was shrinking, guaranteed pensions would become a thing of the past, and millions would be without health insurance. His new book asserts that “We grossly underestimated how fast the economic ruling class would pull the rug out from under everyone else.”

Steele and his writing partner Donald Bartlett are the only reporting team ever to have received two Pulitzer Prizes and two National Magazine Awards.