The Squandering of America

The Squandering of America

How the Failure of Our Politics Undermines Our Prosperity

Book - 2007
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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.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2007.
ISBN: 9781400040803
1400040809
Branch Call Number: 330.973 Kutt
Characteristics: vii, 337 p. ; 25 cm.

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