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The servant economy : where America's elite is sending the middle class

Author: Geoffrey P Faux
Publisher: Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2012] ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Such terrible decisions that they caused the collapse of 2008. So how can they continue down the same road? The simple answer, that no one in charge wants to publicly acknowledge: because things are still pretty great for the people who run America. It was an accident of history, Jeff Faux explains, that after World War II the U.S. could afford a prosperous middle class, a dominant military, and a booming economic
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey P Faux
ISBN: 9780470182390 0470182393 1118220110 9781118220115 1118233867 9781118233863 1118258487 9781118258484
OCLC Number: 769989918
Description: v, 298 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I: The pursuit of folly : The politics of hope ; A brief history of America's cushion ; The cushion deflates ; The age of Reagan : Americans abandoned --
Part II: What the crash revealed : Who knew? They knew ; Obama: stuck in the sandpile ; The shaky case for optimism --
Part III: When what we see coming, finally comes : The politics of austerity ; Grand bargain? A done deal ; Flickering hope: schools, trade winds, and the bubble's return ; From service to servitude ; Hope, from the ashes of no hope.
Responsibility: Jeff Faux.
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"Such terrible decisions that they caused the collapse of 2008. So how can they continue down the same road? The simple answer, that no one in charge wants to publicly acknowledge: because things are still pretty great for the people who run America. It was an accident of history, Jeff Faux explains, that after World War II the U.S. could afford a prosperous middle class, a dominant military, and a booming economic elite at the same time. For the past three decades, all three have been competing, with the middle class always losing. Soon the military will decline as well. The most plausible projections Faux explores foresee a future economy nearly devoid of production and exports, with the most profitable industries existing solely to serve the wealthiest 1%. The author's last book, The Global Class War, sold over 20,000 copies by correctly predicting the permanent decline of our debt-burdened middle class at the hands of our off-shoring executives, out of control financiers, and their friends in Washington Since his last book, Faux is repeatedly asked what either party will do to face these mounting crises. After looking over actual policies, proposed plans, non-partisan reports, and think tank papers, his astonishing conclusion: more of the same--Publisher information.

"This book will describe, the dismantling of the New Deal profoundly affected the way in which the private corporate sector treated the future as well. Deregulation dramatically shortened the time horizons of American business. Time is money. Banks and investment houses were once again free to use the nation's capital to chase short-term speculative profits. The idea that had been emerging after World War II that corporations were social institutions -- responsible to their employees, suppliers, surrounding communities and other stakeholders -- faded"--

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