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Senior Staff Reading Group: Alienated in America: Why Some Places Thrive While Others Collapse.

Senator Scott’s conference room, SH 104

Join us as Tim Carney, senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, leads a discussion of his book Alienated in America: Why Some Places Thrive While Others Collapse.

In “Alienated America,” Timothy P. Carney visits all corners of America, from the dim country bars of Southwestern Pennsylvania to the bustling Mormon wards of Salt Lake City, and examines the most important data and research to demonstrate how social connection is the great divide in America. He shows that Trump’s surprising victory was the most visible symptom of this deep-seated problem. In addition to his detailed exploration of how a range of societal changes have, in tandem, damaged us, Carney provides a framework that will lead us back out of a lonely, modern wilderness.

Timothy P. Carney works on economic competition, cronyism, civil society, localism, and religion in America. He is concurrently the senior political columnist at the Washington Examiner.