Pity the Billionaire
A study of the Tea Party moment which starts with the question: how did a pro-capitalist protest rise up in the aftermath of the greatest capitalist failure of our times? This is the story of the cultural malady that has transformed collapse into profit, reconceived the Founding Fathers as heroes from an Ayn Rand novel, and enlisted the powerless in a fan club for the prosperous.
Also includes: A close reading of favorite Tea Party novel Atlas Shrugged. The Republicanization of our memories of the Great Depression and how it happened. And: an accounting of the failures of the Obama administration.