The Resource Screwed : the undeclared war against the middle class--and what we can do about it, Thom Hartmann, (electronic resource)

Screwed : the undeclared war against the middle class--and what we can do about it, Thom Hartmann, (electronic resource)

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Screwed : the undeclared war against the middle class--and what we can do about it
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Screwed
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the undeclared war against the middle class--and what we can do about it
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Thom Hartmann
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Undeclared war against the middle class--and what we can do about it
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eng
Summary
By the bestselling author and XM and Sirius Satellite radio host heard on more than eighty radio stations coast to coast seven days a week. Reveals how the middle class, nurtured as the backbone of democracy by our Founding Fathers, is being undermined by so-called conservatives. Shows how we can reverse the erosion of the middle class and restore the egalitarian vision of the Founders. This expanded edition has a new chapter on immigration and a new afterword by Greg Palast. The American middle class is on its deathbed. Ordinary folks who put in a solid day's work can no longer afford to buy a house, send their kids to college, or even get sick. If you're not a CEO, you're probably screwed. America wasn't meant to be like this. Air America Radio host Thom Hartmann shows that our Founding Fathers worked hard to ensure that a small group of wealthy people would never dominate this country--they'd had enough of aristocracy. They put policies in place to ensure a thriving middle class. When the middle class took a hit, beginning in the post-Civil War Gilded Age and culminating in the Great Depression, democracy-loving leaders like Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, and Dwight Eisenhower revitalized it through initiatives like antitrust regulations, fair labor laws, the minimum wage, Social Security, and Medicare. So what happened? In the last twenty-five years, we've witnessed an undeclared war against the middle class. The so-called conservatives waging this war are only interested in conserving--and steadily increasing--their own wealth and power. Hartmann shows how, under the guise of "freeing" the market, they've systematically dismantled the programs set up by Republicans and Democrats to protect the middle class and have installed policies that favor the superrich and corporations. But it's not too late to return to the America our Founders envisioned. Hartmann outlines a series of commonsense proposals that will ensure that our public institutions are not turned into private fiefdoms and that people's basic needs--education, health care, a living wage--are met in a way that allows the middle class to expand, not shrink. America will be stronger with a growing, prospering middle class--rule by the rich will only make it weaker. Democracy requires a fair playing field, and it will survive only if We the People stand up, speak out, and reclaim our democratic birthright
Summary
Suggests that conservatives are destroying the middle class in the United States through policies meant to preserve the wealth and power of the privileged few
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Midwest
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1951-
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Hartmann, Thom
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305.5/50973
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Middle class
  • Middle class
  • Middle class
  • United States
  • United States
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adult
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the undeclared war against the middle class--and what we can do about it
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Screwed : the undeclared war against the middle class--and what we can do about it, Thom Hartmann, (electronic resource)
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MWT11282109
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1 online resource
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781605098692
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(electronic bk.)
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Screwed : the undeclared war against the middle class--and what we can do about it, Thom Hartmann, (electronic resource)
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multicolored
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MWT11282109
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781605098692
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11282109
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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