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AFTERWORD

GREG PALAST

We’re not asking for much: a Social Security check that won’t bounce, schools for our kids that won’t make them dumber, a fighting chance for a job that will let us take the tykes to Disney World, health insurance, and, when the waters rise, a government that will have some kind of plan to pluck us from the flood.

Fat chance.

Since Thom first wrote this alarm-ringing book, the war has turned severely, senselessly brutal. I’m talking about the class war—and if you’re in the middle zone, No Man’s Land, well, good luck, Jack!

Since Thom’s book hit the streets, 38,000 workers at Ford Motor Company lost their jobs. Add that to the Delco Auto Parts bankruptcy, and all of Michigan is busted. In the Bush years, the average annual ...

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