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The Resource The squandering of America : how the failure of our politics undermines our prosperity, Robert Kuttner

The squandering of America : how the failure of our politics undermines our prosperity, Robert Kuttner

Label
The squandering of America : how the failure of our politics undermines our prosperity
Title
The squandering of America
Title remainder
how the failure of our politics undermines our prosperity
Statement of responsibility
Robert Kuttner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The incomes of most Americans today are static or declining. Tens of millions of workers are newly vulnerable to layoffs and outsourcing. Health care and retirement burdens are increasingly being shifted from employers to individuals. Two-income families find they are working longer hours for lower wages, with decreased social support. As wealth has become more concentrated, the economy has become more recklessly speculative, jeopardizing not only the prospects of ordinary Americans, but the solvency of the entire system. What links these trends, writes journalist Kuttner, is the consolidation of political and economic power by a narrow elite, who blocks the ability of government to restore broad prosperity to the majority of citizens. Kuttner--one of our most lucid economic critics--explores the roots of these problems and outlines a persuasive, bold alternative, a new model of managed capitalism that can deliver security and opportunity, and rekindle democracy as a check on concentrated wealth.--From publisher description
Dewey number
330.973
Index
index present
LC call number
HC106.83
LC item number
.K88 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The squandering of America : how the failure of our politics undermines our prosperity, Robert Kuttner
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0719/2007022014.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: Failures of politics -- A hidden depression -- The assault on the good society -- Wall Street rules -- Financial engineering and systemic risks -- The casino continues -- Budget anxiety and rubinomics -- Equality, efficiency, and globalism -- Trade and the national interest -- The return of speculative global finance -- The squandering of democracy -- Epilogue : redeeming America
Control code
ocn141482920
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
vii, 337 p.
Isbn
9781400033638
Isbn Type
(pbk. : Vintage)
Lccn
2007022014
System control number
(OCoLC)141482920
Label
The squandering of America : how the failure of our politics undermines our prosperity, Robert Kuttner
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0719/2007022014.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: Failures of politics -- A hidden depression -- The assault on the good society -- Wall Street rules -- Financial engineering and systemic risks -- The casino continues -- Budget anxiety and rubinomics -- Equality, efficiency, and globalism -- Trade and the national interest -- The return of speculative global finance -- The squandering of democracy -- Epilogue : redeeming America
Control code
ocn141482920
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
vii, 337 p.
Isbn
9781400033638
Isbn Type
(pbk. : Vintage)
Lccn
2007022014
System control number
(OCoLC)141482920

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