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Dismantling solidarity : capitalist politics and American pensions since the New Deal

Author: Michael A McCarthy
Publisher: Ithaca ; London : ILR Press, An imprint of Cornell University Press, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why has old-age security become less solidaristic and increasingly tied to risky capitalist markets? Drawing on rich archival data that covers more than 50 years of American history, Michael A. McCarthy argues that the critical driver was policymakers' reactions to capitalist crises and their political imperative to promote capitalist growth.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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McCarthy, Michael A., 1979-
Dismantling solidarity.
Ithaca ; London : ILR Press, An imprint of Cornell University Press, 2017
(DLC) 2016046156
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael A McCarthy
ISBN: 9781501708206 1501708201
OCLC Number: 960906067
Awards: Winner of Paul Sweezy Marxist Sociology Book Award 2018 (United States)
Short-listed for Section on Labor and Labor Movements Distinguished Scholarly Book Award 2018 (United States)
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: The retirement puzzle --
Capitalist crisis and pension insecurity --
Reconversion and the origin of bargained plans --
Turning labor into finance capital --
Toward the 401(k) ownership society --
Conclusions.
Responsibility: Michael A. McCarthy.

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