Bruce Springsteen's new album Wrecking Ball is filled with "angry patriotism" about what has happened to his country. "I have spent my life judging the distance between American reality and the American dream," Springsteen said. He credits the Occupy Wall Street movement with highlighting the growing problem of income inequality. "Nobody had talked about income inequality in America for decades -- apart from John Edwards, but no one was listening.
Bruce Springsteen has been, for more than 35 years, one of the great chroniclers of American working-class life. But until recent years, though, his songs only rarely connected the dots between the pains of that life and economic in... Read Post
“I have spent my life judging the distance between American reality and the American dream,” Springsteen told the conference, where the album was aired for the first time. It was written, he claimed, not just out of fury but out of ... Read Post