Investigative journalist and author Matt Taibbi has long reported on American politics and business. With an old-school muckraker’s nose for corruption, he examined the events leading up to the 2008 financial crisis in Griftopia. Taibbi has a new book out this week called The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap.
The book explores the connections between growing income inequality and a justice system that Taibbi says disproportionately punishes the poor. National Public Radio’s Kelly McEvers talks to Taibbi about his new book. Here is a direct audio link.