Poor Billionaires

10.04.12

Live Chat With Thomas Frank

Harper's columnist Thomas Frank, author of the book Pity the Billionaire, joined us for a live chat. Read the full transcript here. Plus, read Frank's piece on how billionaires are putting capitalism and democracy in chains.

Harper's Magazine columnist Thomas Frank joined us for a live chat. Read the full transcript here. He's the author of the book Pity the Billionaire: The Hard-Times Swindle and the Unlikely Comeback of the Right, and says sleights of hand made it possible for the disastrous collapse of the free market economy in 2008 to bring about a popular revival—of the right.