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The servant economy : where America's elite is sending the middle class / Jeff Faux.

Faux, Geoffrey P. (Author).

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North Kansas City Public Library 330.97 FAUX 2012 (Text) 0001001871001 Nonfiction Available -

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"Renowned economist Jeff Faux explains why neither party's leaders have a plan to remedy America's unemployment, inequality, or long economic slide. America's political and economic elite spent so long making such terrible decisions that they caused the collapse of 2008. So how can they continue down the same road? The simple answer, that no one in charge wants to publicly acknowledge: because things are still pretty great for the people who run America. It was an accident of history, Jeff Faux explains, that after World War II the U.S. could afford a prosperous middle class, a dominant military, and a booming economic elite at the same time. For the past three decades, all three have been competing, with the middle class always losing. Soon the military will decline as well. The most plausible projections Faux explores foresee a future economy nearly devoid of production and exports, with the most profitable industries existing to solely to serve the wealthiest 1%. The author's
"This book will describe, the dismantling of the New Deal profoundly affected the way in which the private corporate sector treated the future as well. Deregulation dramatically shortened the time horizons of American business. Time is money. Banks and investment houses were once again free to use the nation's capital to chase short-term speculative profits. The idea that had been emerging after World War II that corporations were social institutions -- responsible to their employees, suppliers, surrounding communities and other stakeholders -- faded"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Middle class > United States > Economic conditions.
United States > Economic policy > 2009-
United States > Economic conditions > 2009-

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