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    This is a key thing I documented in my new book, with an unparalleled set of opinion findings. That opinion material is coordinated with issues and political developments like nowhere else. (I have expertise in polling, as well as election process and issues. More: www.deanalger.com.)

    Also in the book: Polls repeatedly found strong majorities of Americans want restored higher taxes on the very wealthy and elimination of loopholes. And people grasp that the extreme inequality plus Wall Street gambling and big corporation practices are economically dysfunctional. Interestingly, last year the Pew Poll found that 58% of even “Main Street” Republicans thought big business “makes too much profit,” while they send jobs overseas and pocket huge salaries & bonuses.

    The book, THE BANKERS’ GREED BLUES, is in the form of a political novel (unlike my previous 4 books) to be more engaging for a broad set of readers. It’s about much more than the Wall Street disaster. The book also shows how, in election 2012, we can achieve real change. As Obama and others have lamented, Democrats & progressives haven’t adequately “told a story” about what’s gone on in recent years and effectively offered new directions. This book does so in compelling manner. It’s available from national book distributors for local bookstores, and from Amazon.com.

    "Progressive readers are fortunate to have this prophetic novel. I can't imagine a novel better capturing the current political-economic scene. Alger brings the deep insights of his years as a political scientist and political consultant to take us inside the campaign of Paul Brooks, a genuinely populist candidate for the US Senate who won't sell us out. If only we could vote for him!"   –Clay Steinman, Professor of Media & Cultural Studies, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN.

    Dean Alger

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