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The Resource Winner-take-all politics : how Washington made the rich richer--and turned its back on the middle class, Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson

Winner-take-all politics : how Washington made the rich richer--and turned its back on the middle class, Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson

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Winner-take-all politics : how Washington made the rich richer--and turned its back on the middle class
Title
Winner-take-all politics
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how Washington made the rich richer--and turned its back on the middle class
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Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson
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Language
eng
Summary
The very rich have gotten a lot richer these past few decades--even during the current economic crisis--while most Americans haven't. How have they managed to restructure the economy to reap the lion's share, tearing new holes in the safety net and saddling all of us with increased debt and risk? In an innovative historical departure, Hacker and Pierson trace the rise of the winner-take-all economy back to a major transformation of American politics in the late 1970s, under a Democratic president and a Democratic Congress. With big business and conservative ideologues organizing themselves to undo the regulations and progressive tax policies that had helped ensure a fair distribution of economic rewards, deregulation got under way, taxes were cut for the wealthiest, and business decisively defeated labor in Washington. And this transformation continued under Reagan and the Bushes as well as Clinton.--From publisher description
Summary
Analyzes the growing divide between the incomes of the wealthy class and those of middle-income Americans, exonerating popular suspects to argue that the nation's political system promotes greed and under-representation
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370959
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Hacker, Jacob S
Dewey number
306.3/42097309045
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Pierson, Paul
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True
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  • Equality
  • Capitalism
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
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adult
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how Washington made the rich richer--and turned its back on the middle class
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Winner-take-all politics : how Washington made the rich richer--and turned its back on the middle class, Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [311]-340) and index
Contents
Introduction: the thirty-years war -- The puzzling politics of winner-take-all -- The winner-take-all economy -- How the winner-take-all economy was made -- A brief history of Democratic capitalism -- The rise of winner-take-all politics -- The unseen revolution of the 1970s -- The politics of organized combat -- The middle goes missing -- Winner-take-all politics -- A tale of two parties -- Building a bridge to the nineteenth century -- Democrats climb aboard -- Battle royale
Control code
ocn491951058
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
357 p.
Isbn
9781416588696
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2010014515
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)491951058
Label
Winner-take-all politics : how Washington made the rich richer--and turned its back on the middle class, Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [311]-340) and index
Contents
Introduction: the thirty-years war -- The puzzling politics of winner-take-all -- The winner-take-all economy -- How the winner-take-all economy was made -- A brief history of Democratic capitalism -- The rise of winner-take-all politics -- The unseen revolution of the 1970s -- The politics of organized combat -- The middle goes missing -- Winner-take-all politics -- A tale of two parties -- Building a bridge to the nineteenth century -- Democrats climb aboard -- Battle royale
Control code
ocn491951058
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
357 p.
Isbn
9781416588696
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2010014515
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)491951058

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