Twilight of the Elites

America After Meritocracy

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Hour 1:           Has the American dream become tarnished in the 21st Century and what can be done to renew and rethink the way our society defines and rewards success? We’ll talk this hour with MSNBC host Chris Hayes, author of the new book “Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy” (Crown, 2012).

  • Hlmcbush

    5:19 pm   You already said what I wanted to only suggest.   A few weeks ago a commentator said-~800,000.000 in car loan debt, ~700,000,000 in credit card debt, and a shocking over 1,000,000,000 in student loan debt.  Seriously,  add mortgage debt for oversized energy guzzling homes in energy guzzling petroleum dependent neighborhoods with 2 or 3 cars per household.  A backhanded class warfare of irresponsible lending by money controllers.  And add the onslaught of tar sands and fracking as the only job in town with a drought going.  To me the formula is nearly unspeakable.  Helen Bush

  • Hlmcbush

    5:19 pm   You already said what I wanted to only suggest.   A few weeks ago a commentator said-~800,000.000 in car loan debt, ~700,000,000 in credit card debt, and a shocking over 1,000,000,000 in student loan debt.  Seriously,  add mortgage debt for oversized energy guzzling homes in energy guzzling petroleum dependent neighborhoods with 2 or 3 cars per household.  A backhanded class warfare of irresponsible lending by money controllers.  And add the onslaught of tar sands and fracking as the only job in town with a drought going.  To me the formula is nearly unspeakable.  Helen Bush

  • Hlmcbush

    5:19 pm   You already said what I wanted to only suggest.   A few weeks ago a commentator said-~800,000.000 in car loan debt, ~700,000,000 in credit card debt, and a shocking over 1,000,000,000 in student loan debt.  Seriously,  add mortgage debt for oversized energy guzzling homes in energy guzzling petroleum dependent neighborhoods with 2 or 3 cars per household.  A backhanded class warfare of irresponsible lending by money controllers.  And add the onslaught of tar sands and fracking as the only job in town with a drought going.  To me the formula is nearly unspeakable.  Helen Bush

  • Hlmcbush

    5:19 pm   You already said what I wanted to only suggest.   A few weeks ago a commentator said-~800,000.000 in car loan debt, ~700,000,000 in credit card debt, and a shocking over 1,000,000,000 in student loan debt.  Seriously,  add mortgage debt for oversized energy guzzling homes in energy guzzling petroleum dependent neighborhoods with 2 or 3 cars per household.  A backhanded class warfare of irresponsible lending by money controllers.  And add the onslaught of tar sands and fracking as the only job in town with a drought going.  To me the formula is nearly unspeakable.  Helen Bush

  • Hlmcbush

    5:19 pm   You already said what I wanted to only suggest.   A few weeks ago a commentator said-~800,000.000 in car loan debt, ~700,000,000 in credit card debt, and a shocking over 1,000,000,000 in student loan debt.  Seriously,  add mortgage debt for oversized energy guzzling homes in energy guzzling petroleum dependent neighborhoods with 2 or 3 cars per household.  A backhanded class warfare of irresponsible lending by money controllers.  And add the onslaught of tar sands and fracking as the only job in town with a drought going.  To me the formula is nearly unspeakable.  Helen Bush

  • Hlmcbush

    5:19 pm   You already said what I wanted to only suggest.   A few weeks ago a commentator said-~800,000.000 in car loan debt, ~700,000,000 in credit card debt, and a shocking over 1,000,000,000 in student loan debt.  Seriously,  add mortgage debt for oversized energy guzzling homes in energy guzzling petroleum dependent neighborhoods with 2 or 3 cars per household.  A backhanded class warfare of irresponsible lending by money controllers.  And add the onslaught of tar sands and fracking as the only job in town with a drought going.  To me the formula is nearly unspeakable.  Helen Bush

  • Hlmcbush

    5:19 pm   You already said what I wanted to only suggest.   A few weeks ago a commentator said-~800,000.000 in car loan debt, ~700,000,000 in credit card debt, and a shocking over 1,000,000,000 in student loan debt.  Seriously,  add mortgage debt for oversized energy guzzling homes in energy guzzling petroleum dependent neighborhoods with 2 or 3 cars per household.  A backhanded class warfare of irresponsible lending by money controllers.  And add the onslaught of tar sands and fracking as the only job in town with a drought going.  To me the formula is nearly unspeakable.  Helen Bush

  • gabriel Adel

    Your
    guest today gave us all what to think about the society of today, in light of
    what direction the country needs to go has we will see the outcome of the
    coming election helps to determine that. I could not have agreed with him any
    more about the Meritocracy system that the country has been running on and a
    system that only offer the ones that it benefits, the opportunity to either
    successd or fail, the opportunity which should have been made available to all
    citizen.

  • gabriel Adel

    Your
    guest today gave us all what to think about the society of today, in light of
    what direction the country needs to go has we will see the outcome of the
    coming election helps to determine that. I could not have agreed with him any
    more about the Meritocracy system that the country has been running on and a
    system that only offer the ones that it benefits, the opportunity to either
    successd or fail, the opportunity which should have been made available to all
    citizen.

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