The 3-Minute Drill

Why Beat Up On Billionaires?

T.A. Frank Grills Thomas Frank

Did President Obama bungle his response to the 2008 financial crisis? That’s the claim of Thomas Frank, who says that the moment that should have buried Wall Street and Republicans in populist anger instead wound up strengthening Wall Street and Republicans-thanks to populist anger. In conjunction with the release of his book Pity the Billionaire: The Hard-Times Swindle and the Unlikely Comeback of the Right (Metropolitan Books), Thomas Frank dropped by Zócalo to undergo the 3-Minute Drill by Zócalo Editor T.A. Frank. The exchange was beyond frank.

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