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Charlie Sykes: A Nation of Moochers

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October 03, 2012, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Has America reached a tipping point where more people depend on the efforts of others than on their own? Are we becoming a nation of moochers?

 

In A NATION OF MOOCHERS Charles J. Sykes argues we are already very close to that point, if we have not already crossed the line: from the corporate bailouts on Wall Street, to the alarming increases in default and dependency, the new moocher culture cuts across lines of class, race, and private and public sectors.

 

Sykes also contends the recent Occupy Movement is the face of our Moocher Nation as encampments around the country degenerate into what he calls “Moochervilles.” 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
CHARLES J. SYKES is a radio talk show host at WTMJ radio in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a columnist who has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today and the CNI Newspapers chain, and a senior fellow at the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute. He is the author of five previous books: A Nation of Victims, Dumbing Down Our Kids, Profscam, The End of Privacy, and 50 Rules Kids Won't Learn in School.

 

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