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While America aged : how pension debts ruined General Motors, stopped the NYC subways, bankrupted San Diego, and loom as the next financial crisis

Author: Roger Lowenstein; Michael McConnohie; BBC Audiobooks America.
Publisher: [North Kingstown, R.I.] : BBC Audiobooks America, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Roger Lowenstein explains how corporations and governments ran up ruinous pension and health-care promises to workers--promises that are now coming due and that will hit America like a tsunami if nothing is done. Negotiating high benefits means gambling with future finances--and when the farm gets sold out from underneath major corporations or public institutions, it affects all of us, and in ways we might not  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Downloadable audio books
Audiobooks
Material Type: Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Lowenstein; Michael McConnohie; BBC Audiobooks America.
ISBN: 9780792755562 0792755561
OCLC Number: 316342013
Notes: Unabridged.
Audio file.
Title from image on Web page (viewed Mar. 19, 2009).
Previously released on compact disc, 2008.
"Sound Library."
Performer(s): Read by Michael McConnohie.
Description: 1 online resource (1 sound file)
Responsibility: Roger Lowenstein.

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Roger Lowenstein explains how corporations and governments ran up ruinous pension and health-care promises to workers--promises that are now coming due and that will hit America like a tsunami if nothing is done. Negotiating high benefits means gambling with future finances--and when the farm gets sold out from underneath major corporations or public institutions, it affects all of us, and in ways we might not imagine. Lowenstein unravels the truth about how pensions work in America and illuminates the impending crisis.

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