America's Rigged Economy

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New York Times investigative reporter David Cay Johnston is mad as hell, and he doesn't want you to take it anymore. Last time out, the high-dudgeon Pulitzer Prize winner was up in arms about the American tax system.

This time he's on fire about the whole system. It's been rigged, he's shouting, for the rich. And not just a little, but a lot, sticking it big-time to the middle class.

Johnston's red-hot argument puts him right in the middle of the economic populism burning through Election '08, from Edwards to Huckabee.

This hour On Point: on the eve of New Hampshire, David Cay Johnston says yes, the system is rigged.Guests:

David Cay Johnston, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter for The New York Times, author of the best-selling book "Perfectly Legal." His new book is "Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense (and Stick You with the Bill)."

Karen Tumulty, national political correspondent for Time magazine.

This program aired on January 7, 2008.


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