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Deaths of despair and the future of capitalism

Deaths of despair and the future of capitalism

Author: Anne Case; Angus Deaton
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2021. ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First paperback editionView all editions and formats
"This book documents the decline of white-working class lives over the last half-century and examines the social and economic forces that have slowly made these lives more difficult. Case and Deaton argue that market and political power in the United States have moved away from labor towards capital-as unions have weakened and politics have become more favorable to business, corporations have become more powerful.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Instructional and educational works
Matériel d'éducation et de formation
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Case, Anne, 1958-
Deaths of despair and the future of capitalism
Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2020.
(DLC) 2019040361
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Case; Angus Deaton
ISBN: 9780691217079 0691217076
OCLC Number: 1240438958
Description: xvi, 312 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Contents: The calm before the storm --
Things come apart --
Deaths of despair --
The lives and deaths of the more (and less) educated --
Black and white deaths --
The health of the living --
The misery and mystery of pain --
Suicide, drugs, and alcohol --
Opioids --
False trails : poverty, income, and the Great Recession --
Growing apart at work --
Widening gaps at home --
How American healthcare is undermining lives --
Capitalism, immigrants, robots, and China --
Firms, consumers, and workers --
What to do?
Responsibility: Anne Case, Angus Deaton ; with a new preface by the authors.


A New York Times BestsellerA Wall Street Journal BestsellerA New York Times Notable Book of 2020A New York Times Book Review Editors' ChoiceShortlisted for the Financial Times and McKinsey Business  Read more...


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"Winner of the Silver Medal in Business Commentary, Axiom Business Book Awards"

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