Upward dreams, downward mobility : the economic decline of the American middle class (Book, 1993) [WorldCat.org]
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Upward dreams, downward mobility : the economic decline of the American middle class

Upward dreams, downward mobility : the economic decline of the American middle class

Author: Frederick R Strobel
Publisher: Savage, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
America's once robust middle class is in trouble, suffering under tremendous financial and emotional pressure. What went wrong? Upward Dreams, Downward Mobility traces the rise of the economic middle class from the New Deal through the 1960s, critiques its decline over the past two decades, accelerated by the misguided policies of Reaganomics, and outlines a program to restore a strong and vibrant middle class.

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Genre/Form: Book
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Strobel, Frederick R.
Upward dreams, downward mobility.
Savage, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©1993
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick R Strobel
ISBN: 0847677567 9780847677566
OCLC Number: 26309203
Description: xv, 229 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Downward Mobility: The New American Middle-class Reality --
pt. I. The Rise and Fall of the New Deal. 1. Building the New Deal: The Foundation for an Expanding Middle Class. 2. Undoing the New Deal --
pt. II. The Ascent of Capital, the Descent of the Middle Class. 3. The Economic Facts: Middle-class Decline and the New Super Rich. 4. Washington's Failure at Home and Abroad: The Decline Begins in the Early 1970s. 5. Methods of Capital Ascent: The Frontal Assault by Corporate America. 6. Shifting the Tax Burden: "The Great Escape" of Corporate America. 7. The Argument Summarized: Eleven Reasons for Middle-class Decline --
pt. III. The Decline Accelerates: America in the Reagan-Bush Years. 8. Reaganomics: A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing. 9. Twilight in America: The Reagan-Bush Economic Legacy --
pt. IV. At the End of the Day. 10. Two Nations in America: The Consequences of a Two-class Society. 11. What Happened? The Failure of Key Institutions. 12. Rescuing the Middle Class: Some Modest Proposals --
Epilogue: Middle-class Issues in the 1992 Presidential Campaign and Beyond.
Responsibility: Frederick R. Strobel.


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Larger economic history collections will want to add ^RUpward Dreams, Downward Mobility.^I * Booklist * His book is especially timely given President Clinton's emphasis on reviving the middle class. Read more...

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