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Can American capitalism survive? : why greed is not good, opportunity is not equal, and fairness won't make us poor

Author: Steven Pearlstein
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Pulitzer Prize-winning economics journalist Steven Pearlstein argues that our thirty year experiment in unfettered markets has undermined core values required to make capitalism and democracy work. Thirty years ago, 'greed is good' and 'maximizing shareholder value' became the new mantras woven into the fabric of our business culture, economy, and politics. Although, around the world, free market capitalism has
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Genre/Form: Informational works
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Pearlstein
ISBN: 9781250185983 125018598X
OCLC Number: 1041206650
Notes: "September 2018"--Title page verso.
Description: 244 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Is greed good? --
Not-so-just deserts --
Is equality of opportunity possible or even desirable? --
Fairness and growth : a false choice --
A better capitalism.
Responsibility: Steven Pearlstein.

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