My new feature on how the Republican party became the Party of the One Percent, builds on the work of many outstanding journalists and academics, to whom I owe a debt of gratitude.
Anyone looking to deepen their understanding of the ways in which GOP-driven policy has aggravated income inequality in this country should begin with these masterful books:
• 'Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer — and Turned Its Back on the Middle Class' By Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson
• 'Death by a Thousand Cuts: The Fight over Taxing Inherited Wealth' By Michael J. Graetz and Ian Shapiro
• 'Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency' By Barton Gellman