The Madeleine Brand Show for October 31, 2011

The Washington D.C. bubble mentality

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The White House is merely one institution in Washington out of touch with ordinary Americans, argues Thomas Frank.

While the rest of the country deals with high unemployment and other economic issues, Washington D.C is living in a bubble. That's according to Thomas Frank, a columnist with Harper's magazine. He speaks with Steve Proffitt about the "bubble" and the way it infects how Washingtonians think, act and govern.

Guest:

Thomas Frank, writer for Harper's magazine; author of "What's the Matter with Kansas? How Conservatives Won the Heart of America." His article, "The Bleakness Stakes," can be found in the November issue of Harper's, on newsstands now.


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