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Winner-take-all politics : how Washington made the rich richer-and turned its back on the middle class

Author: Jacob S Hacker; Paul Pierson
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, [2010] ©2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Simon & Schuster hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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The very rich have gotten a lot richer these past few decades, even during the current economic crisis, hile most Americans have not. How have they managed to restructure the economy to reap the lion's share, tearing new holes in the safety net and saddling all of us with increased debt and risk? In this book the authors trace the rise of the winner-take-all economy back to a major transformation of American  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacob S Hacker; Paul Pierson
ISBN: 9781416588696 1416588698 9781416588702 1416588701
OCLC Number: 491951058
Description: 357 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The thirty-year war --
The Puzzling Politics of Winner-Take-All. The winner-take-all economy --
How the winner-take-all economy was made --
A brief history of Democratic capitalism. --
The Rise of Winner-Take-All Politics. The unseen revolution of the 1970s --
The politics of organized combat --
The middle goes missing. --
Winner-Take-All Politics. A tale of two parties --
Building a bridge to the 19th century --
Democrats climb aboard --
Battle royale --
Beating winner-take-all.
Responsibility: Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson.

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A ground-breaking book on one of the great economic crises of our time -- why the richest of the rich are getting richer while we're not.  Read more...

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"Winner Take All Politics is a powerfully argued book about a critically important subject, and I guarantee you it will make you think."-Fareed Zakaria, GPN (CNN show) "The Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Read more...

 
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