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Illusions of prosperity : America's working families in an age of economic insecurity

Author: Joel Blau
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Illusions of Prosperity, Blau launches a far-reaching assault on the idea that "the market" knows best. Blau writes that while the share of the national income held by the bottom four-fifths of the population (the poor and broad middle class combined) has continued to decline, the top fifth gained 97 percent of the increase in total household income between 1979 and 1994. Blau looks at recent reforms in NAFTA,
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Blau, Joel.
Illusions of prosperity.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1999
(OCoLC)607269788
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joel Blau
ISBN: 0195089936 9780195089936
OCLC Number: 39485261
Description: xv, 272 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The triumph of the market --
Business moves: markets, nations, and inequality --
Disposable workers --
The low-wage, low skill strategy --
Education: choice, profit, and democracy --
Jobs and job training: the field of dreams --
Poverty and welfare: market as cure or market as cause? --
Democracy in the workplace? --
The government: from client to customer to citizen --
The next deal.
Other Titles: American workers and their families in an age of economic insecurity
Responsibility: Joel Blau.
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