Bob Herbert (01:38)
Moyers summarizes Bob Herbert's book "How America Lost Its Way" and introduces Herbert.
Bridge Collapse (02:37)
Herbert discusses Mercedes Gordon, a woman who was injured in the Minneapolis bridge collapse. Herbert links the collapse to larger political breakdown and corporate domination.
Economic Struggles (03:06)
Herbert discusses Lamar Hayes, a housing construction supervisor who lost his job during the recession, and American economic struggles.
Low Wage Economy (02:31)
Big businesses pay as little as possible, preventing the spending that fuels the consumer capitalist economy.
Desperate for Work (03:12)
Moyers discusses the New Jersey woman who died breathing gas fumes while napping in her car between work shifts. Herbert discusses the idea that politicians think some people don't want to work.
Illustrating War Costs (02:47)
Herbert discusses a soldier wounded in Afghanistan who unexpectedly regained the ability to walk with artificial legs.
American Sacrifices (02:52)
Herbert argues for a draft so the same volunteers don't have to make repeated tours. He discusses higher taxes during war.
Battling Unemployment (04:33)
Herbert calls for political activism to fight unemployment and moneyed interests, drawing on the early labor movement for inspiration.
Additional Resources, Sponsors & Credits: Moyers & Company: Restoring an America that Has Lost Its Way (01:58)
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