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The vanishing middle class : prejudice and power in a dual economy, Peter Temin

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The vanishing middle class : prejudice and power in a dual economy
Title
The vanishing middle class
Title remainder
prejudice and power in a dual economy
Statement of responsibility
Peter Temin
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eng
Summary
"The United States is becoming a nation of rich and poor, with few families in the middle. In this book, MIT economist Peter Temin offers an illuminating way to look at the vanishing middle class. Temin argues that American history and politics, particularly slavery and its aftermath, play an important part in the widening gap between rich and poor. Temin employs a well-known, simple model of a dual economy to examine the dynamics of the rich/poor divide in America, and outlines ways to work toward greater equality so that America will no longer have one economy for the rich and one for the poor. Many poorer Americans live in conditions resembling those of a developing country--substandard education, dilapidated housing, and few stable employment opportunities. And although almost half of black Americans are poor, most poor people are not black. Conservative white politicians still appeal to the racism of poor white voters to get support for policies that harm low-income people as a whole, casting recipients of social programs as the Other--black, Latino, not like "us." Politicians also use mass incarceration as a tool to keep black and Latino Americans from participating fully in society. Money goes to a vast entrenched prison system rather than to education. In the dual justice system, the rich pay fines and the poor go to jail." -- Publisher's description
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Stephen R. Thorne
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The vanishing middle class : prejudice and power in a dual economy, Peter Temin
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http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=28&titleID=3136874
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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multicolored
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spoken word
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spw
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rdacontent
Contents
A dual economy -- The FTE sector -- The low-wage sector -- Transition -- Race and gender -- The investment theory of politics -- Preferences of the very rich -- Concepts of government -- Mass incarceration -- Public education -- American cities -- Personal and national debts -- Comparisons
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electronic
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9781538420522
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  • computer
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  • rdamedia
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
09f0d5d3-c6bb-40da-8fbd-034b5a2fa8cd
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
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  • Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
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Label
The vanishing middle class : prejudice and power in a dual economy, Peter Temin
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=28&titleID=3136874
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A dual economy -- The FTE sector -- The low-wage sector -- Transition -- Race and gender -- The investment theory of politics -- Preferences of the very rich -- Concepts of government -- Mass incarceration -- Public education -- American cities -- Personal and national debts -- Comparisons
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 audio file
File format
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781538420522
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • audio
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • c
Other physical details
digital
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
09f0d5d3-c6bb-40da-8fbd-034b5a2fa8cd
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: OverDrive Listen
  • Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
  • Requires OverDrive app 3.0 (Windows) / 1.0 (Mac) / 1.0 (Windows Mobile)

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