Elizabeth Warren and her peers Occupy Amazon

Elizabeth Warren
No, she’s not describing the size of Mitch McConnell’s brain

As of Thursday evening, Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s new memoir, A Fighting Chance, is the number two best-selling book on Amazon, trailing only Thomas Piketty’s Capital In The Twenty-First Century. Michael Lewis’ Flash Boys, which exposes the world of high-frequency traders, is number five. Both Capital and A Fighting Chance are also among Barnes & Noble’s top five sellers…

While the three works come at the issue from different vantage points, they all arrive at essentially the same conclusion: the game is rigged against the middle class.

Warren’s book, released Tuesday, traces the Massachusetts Democrat’s journey from law professor to U.S. senator. The book details how the struggles Warren’s middle class parents faced motivated her to work toward remedying income inequality — most notably, in her role in the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

This book is about how Washington is rigged to work for those who can hire armies of lobbyists and lawyers and make sure that everything that they want gets done in Washington,” Warren told ABC News earlier this week. “The game is rigged to work for those who already have money and power. I wrote this book because the way I see it, working families, they’re not looking for a handout. They’re not looking for some special deal. They just want a level playing field. They just want a fighting chance.”

RTFA, read about all three books, read the books! Figure out how to explain all this to your friends, family and peers who don’t read.

Yes, I know the electoral system sucks, a lot of it is as close to rigged as High Frequency Trading is for the Big Boys. But, unless those of us who are pissed off and know why – get off our rusty dusties – it ain’t going to get any better here in the Free World.

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