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The Resource Who stole the American dream?, Hedrick Smith

Who stole the American dream?, Hedrick Smith

Label
Who stole the American dream?
Title
Who stole the American dream?
Statement of responsibility
Hedrick Smith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Recounts how the American dream has been dismantled over the past forty years by legislative, electoral, and corporate decisions that have compromised the middle class and minimized individual economic and political power
Summary
Recounts how the American dream has been dismantled over the past forty years by legislative, electoral, and corporate decisions that have compromised the middle class and minimized individual economic and political power
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Writing style
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10146731
Cataloging source
DLC
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Smith, Hedrick
Dewey number
973.91
Index
index present
LC call number
E839.5
LC item number
.S59 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Political culture
  • Political culture
  • Polarization (Social sciences)
  • Middle class
  • Middle class
  • Public interest
  • Income distribution
  • Divided government
Target audience
adult
Label
Who stole the American dream?, Hedrick Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [527]-538) and index
Contents
The challenge from within -- Power shift. The business rebellion : the power shift that changed American history ; The pivotal Congress : Jimmy Carter and 1977-78 Democrats ; Middle-class power : how citizen action worked before the power shift ; Middle-class prosperity : how "the virtuous circle" worked before the new economy -- Dismantling the dream. The new economy of the 1990s : the wedge economics that split America ; The stolen dream : from middle-class to the new poor ; The great burden shift : funding your own safety net, crippled by debt ; The wealth gap : the economics "of the 1%, by the 1%, for the 1%" -- Unequal democracy. The new 2000s power game : why Congress often ignores public opinion ; The Washington-Wall Street symbiosis : the inside track of "the money monopoly" -- Middle-class squeeze. Broken promises : bankrupting middle-class pensions ; 401(K)'s : do-it-yourself : can you really afford to retire? ; Housing heist : prime targets : the solid middle class ; The great wealth shift : how the banks eroded middle-class savings ; Offshoring the dream : the Wal-Mart trail to China ; Hollowing out high-end jobs : IBM : shifting the knowledge economy to India ; The skills gap myth : importing IT workers costs masses of U.S. jobs -- Obstacles to a fix. The missing middle : how gridlock adds to the wealth gap ; The rise of the radical right, 1964-2010 : assault on the middle-class safety net ; The high cost of imperial overstretch : how the U.S. global footprint hurts the middle class -- Challenge and response. Reclaiming the dream : a domestic Marshall plan : a ten-step strategy ; Politics : a grassroots response : reviving the moderate center and middle-class power -- Appendix. Stolen dream timeline : key events, trends, and turning points, 1948-2012
Control code
ocn769990419
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxxi, 557 p.
Isbn
9781400069668
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2012005865
System control number
(OCoLC)769990419
Label
Who stole the American dream?, Hedrick Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [527]-538) and index
Contents
The challenge from within -- Power shift. The business rebellion : the power shift that changed American history ; The pivotal Congress : Jimmy Carter and 1977-78 Democrats ; Middle-class power : how citizen action worked before the power shift ; Middle-class prosperity : how "the virtuous circle" worked before the new economy -- Dismantling the dream. The new economy of the 1990s : the wedge economics that split America ; The stolen dream : from middle-class to the new poor ; The great burden shift : funding your own safety net, crippled by debt ; The wealth gap : the economics "of the 1%, by the 1%, for the 1%" -- Unequal democracy. The new 2000s power game : why Congress often ignores public opinion ; The Washington-Wall Street symbiosis : the inside track of "the money monopoly" -- Middle-class squeeze. Broken promises : bankrupting middle-class pensions ; 401(K)'s : do-it-yourself : can you really afford to retire? ; Housing heist : prime targets : the solid middle class ; The great wealth shift : how the banks eroded middle-class savings ; Offshoring the dream : the Wal-Mart trail to China ; Hollowing out high-end jobs : IBM : shifting the knowledge economy to India ; The skills gap myth : importing IT workers costs masses of U.S. jobs -- Obstacles to a fix. The missing middle : how gridlock adds to the wealth gap ; The rise of the radical right, 1964-2010 : assault on the middle-class safety net ; The high cost of imperial overstretch : how the U.S. global footprint hurts the middle class -- Challenge and response. Reclaiming the dream : a domestic Marshall plan : a ten-step strategy ; Politics : a grassroots response : reviving the moderate center and middle-class power -- Appendix. Stolen dream timeline : key events, trends, and turning points, 1948-2012
Control code
ocn769990419
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxxi, 557 p.
Isbn
9781400069668
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2012005865
System control number
(OCoLC)769990419

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