America's Justice Divide

Dec 15, 2014

 

In the introduction to his book documenting America's growing justice gap, the journalist Matt Taibbi lays out some apparently incongruous facts. In the past couple decades, violent crime has dropped precipitously, poverty rates have soared, and America's prison population has doubled. Confounded, Taibbi set out to learn what's going on behind the statistics. His reporting led him to conclude that the rich and the poor in this country are increasingly subject to vastly different measures of justice. He joins us Monday to explore the growing divide in the American justice system.

Matt Taibbi is a contributing editor for The Rolling Stone. He's the author of six books, including The Great Derangement and Griftopia. His new book is called The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap [Amazon|Indiebound]