How American Meritocracy Favors The Already Rich

Americans generally agree on the importance of free speech, rewarding hard work and representative democracy. Steven Brill joins us to talk about how these foundational ideas – while still important – may also have contributed to some of our national dysfunction. And we’ll hear about the people working to repair the damages. Brill’s new book is called “Tailspin: The People and Forces Behind America’s Fifty-Year Fall – and Those Fighting to Reverse It” (Knopf).