August 3, 2021 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
– “The Rich Get Richer: How Our Quest to Accumulate Wealth has Divided America” will be the topic of a conversation between author/journalist Michael Mechanic and local author and campaigner Chuck Collins, at 7:00pm on Tuesday, August 3, at 118 Elliot (118 Elliot Street, Brattleboro). Since Mechanic and Collins share overlapping interests, their dialogue about the surprising advantages and pitfalls of wealth hoarding promises to be as lively as it is informative. The Rich Get Richer event is live, indoors, and limited to 50 people.
Michael Mechanic is a veteran senior editor at Mother Jones whose writing and editing have resulted in dozens of journalism awards. He is author of the new book, Jackpot: How the Super-Rich Really Live –and How Their Wealth Harms Us All. Chuck Collins is is an expert on U.S. inequality and the racial wealth divide. He is the author of the new book, The Wealth Hoarders: How Billionaires Pay Millions to Hide Trillions, and Born on Third Base, among other books. He is also the Director of the Program on Inequality and the Common Good at the Institute for Policy Studies, where he co-edits Inequality.org.
The Rich Get Richer is co-sponsored by Everyone’s Books and 118 Elliot. This is a free event with a suggested donation of $5. Masks required if unvaccinated. The authors will be available to sign their books, which can be purchased at the event or ordered in advance through Everyone’s Books. For reviews and author information, see their websites: ReadJackpot.com (Mechanic) and Inequality.org/wealthhoarders (Collins). For more about the event and the authors, see Everyonesbooks.com.