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How American Meritocracy Favors The Already Rich

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Americans generally agree on the importance of free speech, rewarding hard work and representative democracy. Steven Brill joins us to talk about how these foundational ideas – while still important – may also have contributed to some of our national dysfunction. And we’ll hear about the people working to repair the damages. Brill’s new book is called “Tailspin: The People and Forces Behind America’s Fifty-Year Fall – and Those Fighting to Reverse It” (Knopf).