The following series of shoes will begin airing primetime at 8pm EST tonight, one after another, and will repeat at twice more throughout the evening and early morning of August 27th, 2014. Check precise listings and airtimes here at C-SPAN2. A special thank you to the team at C-SPAN2 and BookTV for doing this.
Book Discussion on The Tyranny of Experts
William Easterly talked about his book, The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor, in which he argues that the United Nations and other organizations have failed to reduce global poverty since World War II. Professor Easterly argued that poverty experts too often look for short-term technical solutions and do not consider the role that a lack of political and economic rights plays in keeping people in poverty. He spoke at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, California.
Book Discussion on How the Poor Can Save Capitalism
John Hope Bryant talked about his book, How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class, in which he argues that the U.S. economy can be fixed by building financial literacy and expanding opportunities in poor communities in the United States. He at an event including Governor Tim Pawlenty (R-MN), chief executive officer of the Financial Services Roundtable, and others.
After Words with Jason Riley
Jason Riley talked about his book, Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make it Harder for Blacks to Succeed, in which he argues that government assistance programs designed to help African Americans rise from poverty are ineffectual. He said that programs intended to help poor minorities frequently and unintentionally hinder minority progress. He discussed his findings with American Urban Radio’s April Ryan.
Watch the 4-minute movie on How The Poor Can Save Capitalism here.
Listen to the first national interview for How The Poor Can Save Capitalism, on the Steve Harvey Morning Show here.
Join the national HOPE 100-City Book Tour here.