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Aftershock : the next economy and America's future

Author: Robert B Reich
Publisher: Detoit [Mich.] : Thorndike Press/Gale Cengage Learning, ©2010.
Series: Thorndike Press large print nonfiction series.
Edition/Format:   Large print book : English : Large print edView all editions and formats
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When the nation's economy foundered in 2008, blame was almost universally directed at Wall Street. But celebrated economic policy maker and political theorist Robert B. Reich suggests a different reason for the meltdown: the increasing concentration of income at the top, and a middle class deep in debt to maintain a decent standard of living. In Aftershock, Reich offers a practical, humane, and much-needed blueprint  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Large type books
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert B Reich
ISBN: 9781410434128 1410434125
OCLC Number: 666878061
Description: 265 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: The pendulum --
The broken bargain. Eccles's insight ; Parallels ; The basic bargain ; How concentrated income at the top hurts the economy ; Why policymakers obsess about the financial economy instead of about the real one ; The Great Prosperity, 1947-1975 --
How we got ourselves into the same mess again ; How Americans kept buying anyway : the three coping mechanisms ; The future without coping mechanisms ; Why China won't save us ; No return to normal --
Backlash. The 2020 election ; The politics of economics, 2010-2020 ; Why can't we be content with less? ; The pain of economic loss ; Adding insult to injury ; Outrage at a rigged game ; The politics of anger --
The bargain restored. What should be done : a new deal for the middle class ; How it could get done.
Series Title: Thorndike Press large print nonfiction series.
Responsibility: Robert B. Reich.

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When the nation's economy foundered in 2008, blame was almost universally directed at Wall Street. But celebrated economic policy maker and political theorist Robert B. Reich suggests a different reason for the meltdown: the increasing concentration of income at the top, and a middle class deep in debt to maintain a decent standard of living. In Aftershock, Reich offers a practical, humane, and much-needed blueprint for lastingly improving America's economy. (Bestseller).

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