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The Resource American amnesia : how the war on government led us to forget what made America prosper, Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson

American amnesia : how the war on government led us to forget what made America prosper, Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson

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American amnesia : how the war on government led us to forget what made America prosper
Title
American amnesia
Title remainder
how the war on government led us to forget what made America prosper
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Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson
Title variation
How the war on government led us to forget what made America prosper
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eng
Summary
From the groundbreaking author team behind the bestselling Winner-Take-All Politics, a timely and topical work that examines what{u2019}s good for American business and what{u2019}s good for Americans{u2014}and why those interests are misaligned. In Winner-Take-All Politics, Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson explained how political elites have enabled and propelled plutocracy. Now in American Amnesia, they trace the economic and political history of the United States over the last century and show how a viable mixed economy has long been the dominant engine of America{u2019}s prosperity. Like every other prospering democracy, the United States developed a mixed economy that channeled the spirit of capitalism into strong growth and healthy social development. In this bargain, government and business were as much partners as rivals. Public investments in education, science, transportation, and technology laid the foundation for broadly based prosperity. Programs of economic security and progressive taxation provided a floor of protection and business focused on the pursuit of profit{u2014}and government addressed needs business could not. The mixed economy was the most important social innovation of the twentieth century. It spread a previously unimaginable level of broad prosperity. It enabled steep increases in education, health, longevity, and economic security. And yet, extraordinarily, it is anathema to many current economic and political elites. And as the advocates of anti-government free market fundamentalist have gained power, they are hell-bent on scrapping the instrument of nearly a century of unprecedented economic and social progress. In American Amnesia, Hacker and Pierson explain how{u2014}and why they must be stopped
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YDXCP
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index present
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non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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American amnesia : how the war on government led us to forget what made America prosper, Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-434) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
Coming up short -- The great divide -- The trouble with markets -- How America got rich -- "An established and useful reality" -- American amnesia -- We're not in Camelot anymore -- This is not your father's party -- The modern robber barons -- A crisis of authority -- Conclusion: The positive-sum society
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sky2ocm80050391
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24 cm
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First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
vii, 455 pages
Isbn
9781451667820
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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n
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American amnesia : how the war on government led us to forget what made America prosper, Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-434) 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
Coming up short -- The great divide -- The trouble with markets -- How America got rich -- "An established and useful reality" -- American amnesia -- We're not in Camelot anymore -- This is not your father's party -- The modern robber barons -- A crisis of authority -- Conclusion: The positive-sum society
Control code
sky2ocm80050391
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
vii, 455 pages
Isbn
9781451667820
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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