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Michael Yates: Cheap Motels and a Hot Plate

By Stuart Elliott
July 24, 2007

Radical economist Michael Yates was in Wichita yesterday, part of the book tour for his new book Cheap Motels and a Hot Plate.

Some union folks met him for lunch and talk.

He gave a book reading in the evening at Watermark books. There were some more union folks there, including some present and retired members of the letter carriers.

It's a fascinating book.

It reminds me a little of John Gunther's Inside the USA but with two big differences.

Gunther interviewed business and government leaders; Yates lived with and interviewed working folks. The second difference is that the USA is a very different country today than when Gunther wrote IUSA in 1947.

Yates chronicles the growing disparity of wealth and income in today's America.


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Stuart, where have you been? You have so many interesting topics that you write about. I'm so glad you've joined our blog community. Nora

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