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The Resource The crisis of the middle class constitution : why economic inequality threatens our Republic, Ganesh Sitaraman

The crisis of the middle class constitution : why economic inequality threatens our Republic, Ganesh Sitaraman

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The crisis of the middle class constitution : why economic inequality threatens our Republic
Title
The crisis of the middle class constitution
Title remainder
why economic inequality threatens our Republic
Statement of responsibility
Ganesh Sitaraman
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Argues that America's strong and sizable middle class is actually embedded in the framework of the nation's government and its founding document and discusses the necessity of taking equality-establishing measures,"--NoveList
  • "In this original, provocative contribution to the debate over economic inequality, Ganesh Sitaraman argues that a strong and sizable middle class is a prerequisite for America's constitutional system. For most of Western history, Sitaraman argues, constitutional thinkers assumed economic inequality was inevitable and inescapable--and they designed governments to prevent class divisions from spilling over into class warfare. The American Constitution is different. Compared to Europe and the ancient world, America was a society of almost unprecedented economic equality, and the founding generation saw this equality as essential for the preservation of America's republic. Over the next two centuries, generations of Americans fought to sustain the economic preconditions for our constitutional system. But today, with economic and political inequality on the rise, Sitaraman says Americans face a choice: Will we accept rising economic inequality and risk oligarchy or will we rebuild the middle class and reclaim our republic? The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution is a tour de force of history, philosophy, law, and politics. It makes a compelling case that inequality is more than just a moral or economic problem; it threatens the very core of our constitutional system."--Jacket
Summary
Argues that America's strong and sizeable middle class is actually embedded in the framework of the nation's government and its founding document and discusses the necessity of taking equality-establishing measures
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New York Times Notable Book, 2017
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10554557
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DLC
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Sitaraman, Ganesh
Dewey number
339.2/20973
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4749
LC item number
.S58 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Constitutional law
  • Equality
  • Income distribution
  • Middle class
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Plutocracy
  • Constitutional law
  • Equality
  • Income distribution
  • Middle class
  • Plutocracy
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Social conditions
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic Conditions
  • HISTORY / United States
  • LAW / Constitutional
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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why economic inequality threatens our Republic
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The crisis of the middle class constitution : why economic inequality threatens our Republic, Ganesh Sitaraman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-402) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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Contents
From Athens to America : the two traditions -- America's middle-class constitution -- The emergence of the plutocracy -- The search for solutions -- How economic inequality threatens the Republic -- The future of the middle class constitution
Control code
1742300
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
423 pages
Isbn
9780451493910
Lccn
2016026242
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other control number
40026974860
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780451493910
  • (OCoLC)951465462
Label
The crisis of the middle class constitution : why economic inequality threatens our Republic, Ganesh Sitaraman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-402) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From Athens to America : the two traditions -- America's middle-class constitution -- The emergence of the plutocracy -- The search for solutions -- How economic inequality threatens the Republic -- The future of the middle class constitution
Control code
1742300
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
423 pages
Isbn
9780451493910
Lccn
2016026242
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026974860
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780451493910
  • (OCoLC)951465462

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