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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.

Hacker, Jacob S. (Author). Pierson, Paul (Added Author).

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Summary:

"A spirited examination of why what's good for American business elites and what's good for Americans have become misaligned"--Front jacket flap.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Columbia Gorge Community College Library 973.932 HACK 2017 (Text) 39705000018167 Main Collection Book None 04/03/2017 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781451667837
  • ISBN: 9781451667820
  • ISBN: 1451667825
  • ISBN: 9781451667837
  • Physical Description: 455 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, 2017.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-434) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: Prosperity lost -- Part I: The rise of the mixed economy. Coming up short -- The great divide -- The trouble with markets -- How America got rich -- "An established and useful reality" -- Part II: The crisis of the mixed economy. 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.
Summary, etc.:
"A spirited examination of why what's good for American business elites and what's good for Americans have become misaligned"--Front jacket flap.
In the past, government and business were as much partners as rivals, resulting in broad-based growth and healthy social development. But advocates of anti-government market fundamentalism are intent on scrapping the instrument of nearly a century of unprecedented economic and social progress. Hacker and Pierson examine why what's good for American business elites and what's good for Americans have become misaligned.
Subject: Government, Resistance to > United States > History > 21st century.
United States > Economic policy > 2009-
United States > Economic conditions > 2009-

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