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Fear and Self-Loathing in Las Vegas

LONGFORM REPRINTS<p><i>This article originally appeared in</i> The Daily <i>on Oct 4, 2011 and is reprinted on Longform by permission of the author.</i><p>Every Day I’m …

Watch Matt Taibbi Destroy Zombie Wall Street Myth

Bankers weren't the villains of the 2008 financial crisis: they were victims of Washington's foolish affordable housing fixation.<p>Or at least that's the false zombie narrative that's been debunked again and again and again in the years since Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy. But as a zombie …

Matt Taibbi rips into America's growing income gap in 'The Divide'

Matt Taibbi begins his sixth book, "The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap," with a simple formulation: "Poverty goes up; Crime goes down; Prison population doubles." It's a snapshot, a way to represent what Taibbi sees as the through-the-looking-glass reality of contemporary …

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A Conversation With Matt Taibbi and Molly Crabapple

<i>by David Burr Gerrard</i><p>On one side of The Divide — the gap in the justice system between the rich and the poor that provides the title for Matt …

Matt Taibbi: America Has A 'Profound Hatred Of The Weak And The Poor'

Living in America has taught Matt Taibbi that we as a society have "a profound hatred of the weak and the poor."<p>That's one claim the former Rolling Stone writer makes in his new book, "The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap." Taibbi defended this statement in a HuffPost Live …

B.S. Report: Matt Taibbi

<i>Rolling Stone</i>‘s Matt Taibbi joins Bill to discuss the Boston Marathon bombings, finances in sports, corruption among the wealthy, and much more.<p>To …

Matt Taibbi Talks About Criminalized Poverty and Why Wall Street Is Above the Law

The investigative journalist's new book, <i>The Divide</i>, is about the two separate but extremely unequal criminal justice systems in America.<p><i>Matt Taibbi. Photo by Robin Holland, courtesy of Random House</i><p>It's not exactly breaking news that the American criminal justice system is wildly unfair. The …