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Failure by design : the story behind America's broken economy

Author: Josh Bivens; Lawrence Mishel
Publisher: Ithaca : ILR Press, 2011.
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Explaining the causes and impact on working Americans of the most catastrophic economic policy failure since the 1920s.


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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Josh Bivens; Lawrence Mishel
ISBN: 9780801460654 0801460654 9780801450150 0801450152
OCLC Number: 808290209
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 103 p. :) : ill
Contents: Foreword by Lawrence MishelI. The Great Recession: The Damage Done and the Rot RevealedII. The Great Recession's Trigger: Housing Bubble Leads to Jobs CrisisFallout: The Job MarketFallout: Broader Measures of Economic Security-Poverty, Health Insurance, and Net WealthIII. The Policy Response to the Great Recession: What Was Done, and Did It Work?The Dynamics of the Great RecessionRecovery Act Controversies: What Was in It?Recovery Act Controversies: Did It Work at All?Recovery Act Controversies: Why Has Consumer and Not Government Spending Led the Recovery? IV. The Great Recession Ended More Than a Year Ago-So, "Mission Accomplished"?Apathy, Not OverreachExchange Rate PolicyMonetary PolicyFiscal PolicyClear Economics, Fuzzy Politics V. The Cracked Foundation Revealed by the Great RecessionFalling Minimum WageAssault on Workers' Right to OrganizeGlobal Integration for America's Workers and Insulation for ElitesThe Rise of FinanceAbandoning Full Employment as a TargetYou Get the Economy You ChooseIncomes in the 30 Years before the Great Recession: Growing Slower and Less EqualIs Everybody Getting Richer but the Rich Are Just Getting Richer Faster?Why Have Typical Families' Incomes and Overall Economic Growth De-linked?The Arithmetic of Rising Inequality: Falling Wage Growth for Most American WorkersThe Economics of Rising InequalityLower Wage Growth Did Not Buy Greater Economic Security or Sustained Progress in Closing Racial GapsHow Did American Families Cope with Lower Wage Gowth and Rising Insecurity?VI. Where to from Here?BibliographyAbout EPIAbout the AuthorThe State of Working America Website
Responsibility: Josh Bivens ; foreword by Lawrence Mishel.


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