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Publisher Description

A passionate, articulate argument detailing how the United States political system has failed to adapt to the economic challenges of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

The American economy is in peril. It has fallen hostage to a casino of financial speculation, creating instability as well as inequality. Tens of millions of workers are vulnerable to layoffs and outsourcing, health care and retirement burdens are increasingly being shifted from employers to individuals. Here Kuttner debunks alarmist claims about supposed economic hazards and exposes the genuine dangers: hedge funds and private equity run amok, sub-prime lenders, Wall Street middlemen, and America's dependence on foreign central banks. He then outlines a persuasive, bold alternative, a new model of managed capitalism that can deliver security and opportunity, and rekindle democracy as we know it.

GENRE
Business & Personal Finance
RELEASED
2008
November 11
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
352
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
1.1
MB

Customer Reviews

Jpullaro ,

A must read for everyone wanting to understand why congress is held in such low esteam

Before you can fix anything, you have to understand what the problem is. After reading this book you will understand that our problem is our elected representative must answer to those that provide their campaign funds.
Fixing the problem will require a political solution: PUBLIC FUNDING OF ELECTIONS.

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