Investigative reporters Donald L. Barlett and James Steele talk about why they believe that the American middle class has been systematically impoverished and its prospects thwarted in favor of a new ruling elite. The Betrayal of the American Dream make the case that for more than 30 years, government and big business in America have conspired to roll back the American dream, and what was once accessible to much of the population is increasingly open only to a privileged few.
Vanity Fair contributing editors Donald L. Barlett and James Steele talk about the rise of pharmaceutical testing overseas, where it’s cheap and regulation-free. In “Deadly Medicine,” in the January issue of Vanity Fair magazine, they look at the issues this latest step in globalization raises.
From April 2003 to June 2004 $12 billion was dispensed to Iraq. Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele, contributing editors for Vanity Fair tried to investigate how $9 billion of those dollars disappeared.
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