The System The System

The System

Who Rigged It, How We Fix It

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Publisher Description

From the bestselling author of Saving Capitalism and The Common Good, comes an urgent analysis of how the "rigged" systems of American politics and power operate, how this status quo came to be, and how average citizens can enact change.

There is a mounting sense that our political-economic system is no longer working, but what is the core problem and how do we remedy it? With the characteristic clarity and passion that have made him a central civil voice, bestselling author of Saving Capitalism and The Common Good Robert B. Reich shows how wealth and power have combined to install an oligarchy and undermine democracy. Reich exposes the myths of meritocracy, national competitiveness, corporate social responsibility, the “free market,” and the political “center,” all of which are used by those at the top to divert attention from their takeover of the system and to justify their accumulation of even more wealth and power. In demystifying the current system, Reich reveals where power actually lies and how it is wielded, and invites us to reclaim power and remake the system for all.

GENRE
Politics & Current Events
RELEASED
2020
March 24
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
224
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
2.2
MB

Customer Reviews

Yamez4u ,

A terrifying look at what America has become

A true and honest look at how America has become the hostile and unequal place we live in. I only wish more people understood the problems this book enlightens.

Dr.EEWW ,

Point of view

Always a solid point of view from Mr.Reich.

Addicted to Software ,

Should be made mandatory reading

Of all of the books I’ve read in the last year about inequality, this book is the most succinct and precise in detailing the interplay between wealth and political forces at play.

If I were able to mandate that all of my friends read only one book this year, I’d choose this one. This is an astonishing work of compassion, erudition, and clear thinking.

More Books by Robert B. Reich

Saving Capitalism Saving Capitalism
2015
Aftershock Aftershock
2010
Beyond Outrage (Enhanced Edition) Beyond Outrage (Enhanced Edition)
2012
The Common Good The Common Good
2018
Beyond Outrage: Expanded Edition Beyond Outrage: Expanded Edition
2012
The Wealth of Nations The Wealth of Nations
1977

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