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The Resource Winner-take-all politics : how Washington made the rich richer-- and turned its back on the middle class, Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson

Winner-take-all politics : how Washington made the rich richer-- and turned its back on the middle class, Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson

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Winner-take-all politics : how Washington made the rich richer-- and turned its back on the middle class
Title
Winner-take-all politics
Title remainder
how Washington made the rich richer-- and turned its back on the middle class
Statement of responsibility
Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson
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Language
eng
Summary
The very rich have gotten a lot richer these past few decades, even during the current economic crisis, while most Americans have not. How have they managed to restructure the economy to reap the lion's share, tearing new holes in the safety net and saddling all of us with increased debt and risk? In this book the authors trace the rise of the winner-take-all economy back to a major transformation of American politics in the late 1970s, under a Democratic president and a Democratic Congress. With big business and conservative ideologues organizing themselves to undo the regulations and progressive tax policies that had helped ensure a fair distribution of economic rewards, deregulation got under way, taxes were cut for the wealthiest, and business decisively defeated labor in Washington. And this transformation continued under Reagan and the Bushes as well as Clinton, with both parties catering to the interests of those at the very top. Here the authors show how a political system that traditionally has been responsive to the middle class has been hijacked by the super rich. In doing so, it not only changes how we view American politics, but also points the way to rebuilding a democracy that serves the interests of the many rather than just those of the wealthy few
Summary
Analyzes the growing divide between the incomes of the wealthy class and those of middle-income Americans, exonerating popular suspects to argue that the nation's political system promotes greed and under-representation
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
306.3/42097309045
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HN90.S6
LC item number
H33 2010
Literary form
non fiction
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how Washington made the rich richer--and turned its back on the middle class
Label
Winner-take-all politics : how Washington made the rich richer-- and turned its back on the middle class, Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [311]-340) and index
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volume
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Contents
The thirty-year war -- The Puzzling Politics of Winner-Take-All. The winner-take-all economy -- How the winner-take-all economy was made -- A brief history of Democratic capitalism -- The Rise of Winner-Take-All Politics. The unseen revolution of the 1970s -- The politics of organized combat -- The middle goes missing -- Winner-Take-All Politics. A tale of two parties -- Building a bridge to the 19th century -- Democrats climb aboard -- Battle royale -- Beating winner-take-all
Control code
21048852
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
357 pages
Isbn
9781416588702
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010014515
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781416588696
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn491951058
  • (OCoLC)491951058
Label
Winner-take-all politics : how Washington made the rich richer-- and turned its back on the middle class, Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [311]-340) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The thirty-year war -- The Puzzling Politics of Winner-Take-All. The winner-take-all economy -- How the winner-take-all economy was made -- A brief history of Democratic capitalism -- The Rise of Winner-Take-All Politics. The unseen revolution of the 1970s -- The politics of organized combat -- The middle goes missing -- Winner-Take-All Politics. A tale of two parties -- Building a bridge to the 19th century -- Democrats climb aboard -- Battle royale -- Beating winner-take-all
Control code
21048852
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
357 pages
Isbn
9781416588702
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010014515
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781416588696
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn491951058
  • (OCoLC)491951058

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