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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.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover edView 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 p. ; 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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"Hacker and Pierson make a compelling case. If Marie Antoinette were alive, she might aver of today's great economically challenged masses, 'Let them nibble on passbook-savings-account interest'--if Read more...

 
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