This is a book full of surprises and revelations—the accidental beginnings of the 401(k) plan, with disastrous economic consequences for many; the major policy changes that began under Jimmy Carter; how the New Economy disrupted ...
Author: Hedrick Smith
Publisher: Random House
Category: Business & Economics
Pulitzer Prize winner Hedrick Smith’s new book is an extraordinary achievement, an eye-opening account of how, over the past four decades, the American Dream has been dismantled and we became two Americas. In his bestselling The Russians, Smith took millions of readers inside the Soviet Union. In The Power Game, he took us inside Washington’s corridors of power. Now Smith takes us across America to show how seismic changes, sparked by a sequence of landmark political and economic decisions, have transformed America. As only a veteran reporter can, Smith fits the puzzle together, starting with Lewis Powell’s provocative memo that triggered a political rebellion that dramatically altered the landscape of power from then until today. This is a book full of surprises and revelations—the accidental beginnings of the 401(k) plan, with disastrous economic consequences for many; the major policy changes that began under Jimmy Carter; how the New Economy disrupted America’s engine of shared prosperity, the “virtuous circle” of growth, and how America lost the title of “Land of Opportunity.” Smith documents the transfer of $6 trillion in middle-class wealth from homeowners to banks even before the housing boom went bust, and how the U.S. policy tilt favoring the rich is stunting America’s economic growth. This book is essential reading for all of us who want to understand America today, or why average Americans are struggling to keep afloat. Smith reveals how pivotal laws and policies were altered while the public wasn’t looking, how Congress often ignores public opinion, why moderate politicians got shoved to the sidelines, and how Wall Street often wins politically by hiring over 1,400 former government officials as lobbyists. Smith talks to a wide range of people, telling the stories of Americans high and low. From political leaders such as Bill Clinton, Newt Gingrich, and Martin Luther King, Jr., to CEOs such as Al Dunlap, Bob Galvin, and Andy Grove, to heartland Middle Americans such as airline mechanic Pat O’Neill, software systems manager Kristine Serrano, small businessman John Terboss, and subcontractor Eliseo Guardado, Smith puts a human face on how middle-class America and the American Dream have been undermined. This magnificent work of history and reportage is filled with the penetrating insights, provocative discoveries, and the great empathy of a master journalist. Finally, Smith offers ideas for restoring America’s great promise and reclaiming the American Dream. Praise for Who Stole the American Dream? “[A] sweeping, authoritative examination of the last four decades of the American economic experience.”—The Huffington Post “Some fine work has been done in explaining the mess we’re in. . . . But no book goes to the headwaters with the precision, detail and accessibility of Smith.”—The Seattle Times “Sweeping in scope . . . [Smith] posits some steps that could alleviate the problems of the United States.”—USA Today “Brilliant . . . [a] remarkably comprehensive and coherent analysis of and prescriptions for America’s contemporary economic malaise.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Smith enlivens his narrative with portraits of the people caught up in events, humanizing complex subjects often rendered sterile in economic analysis. . . . The human face of the story is inseparable from the history.”—Reuters
Is Network Marketing a scam?...A scheme?...Or the American Dream? You deserve to know the truth. The whole truth. And nothing but the truth! Read this book...and you be the judge!
Author: Burke Hedges
Is your Dream going to college & getting a degree? How many college grads find work in their chosen fields today? How many are doing that same work 10 years later... or even 5 years later? Likely one out of hundred. Is your Dream getting a good JOB? Working for living? Can you get a job where you can earn what you are worth... where you will become financially independent... and find fulfillment... and gain freedom... trading your time for money? BURKE HEDGES -- Have you ever been made fun of...ridiculed...and abused...until finally there came a time when you said, "ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!" Well, I came to that point in my life. I'm mad as hell--and I'm not going to take it anymore! So I wrote this book to tell you the truth...to tell you what your real chances are today to make it in conventional businesses that are closing their doors every day--and laying off people by the thousands! I finally decided that someone needs to tell the truth about how the average person could succeed in an industry that is revolutionizing the way the world does business...how you could be your own boss and earn anywhere from part-time income to an absolute fortune in an unconventional business called Network Marketing. Is Network Marketing a scam?...A scheme?...Or the American Dream? You deserve to know the truth. The whole truth. And nothing but the truth! Read this book...and you be the judge!
Stole. the. American. Dream? “Who Stole the American Dream” is a book by
Hedrick Smith. On Face the Nation this morning, Smith stated that the 1%'s
income has gone up 600% in the past thirty years, while the middle class is
exactly the ...
Author: Dave Gibson
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This book is a sequel to The Voyage of Drift Away: Stamford to Annapolis and The Voyage of Drift Away: Annapolis to Savannah. The first book detailed getting Drift Away in running order, and stories like the terror of losing both engines off Sandy Hook, as well as other amusing tales. The second book is a combination of how-I-did-it and cruising guide. This book is truly more like a live-aboard cruising guide, but rather than detailing the trip and the marinas we stayed at as other guides do, I will tell you about some of the people we met and the fun we had.
This is so because education, once the principal vehicle for the American
dream's survival, no longer serves as either the ... the predictor of economic
stability.7 In his influential and less than ambiguously titled Who Stole the American Dream?
Author: Lázaro Lima
Publisher: University of California Press
Being Brown: Sonia Sotomayor and the Latino Question tells the story of the country’s first Latina Supreme Court Associate Justice’s rise to the pinnacle of American public life at a moment of profound demographic and political transformation. While Sotomayor’s confirmation appeared to signal the greater acceptance and inclusion of Latinos—the nation’s largest “minority majority”—the uncritical embrace of her status as a “possibility model” and icon paradoxically erased the fact that her success was due to civil rights policies and safeguards that no longer existed. Being Brown analyzes Sotomayor’s story of success and accomplishment, despite seemingly insurmountable odds, in order to ask: What do we lose in democratic practice when we allow symbolic inclusion to supplant the work of meaningful political enfranchisement? In a historical moment of resurgent racism, unrelenting Latino bashing, and previously unimaginable “blood and soil” Nazism, Being Brown explains what we stand to lose when we allow democratic values to be trampled for the sake of political expediency, and demonstrates how understanding “the Latino question” can fortify democratic practice. Being Brown provides the historical vocabulary for understanding why the Latino body politic is central to the country’s future and why Sonia Sotomayor’s biography provides an important window into understanding America, and the country’s largest minority majority, at this historical juncture. In the process, Being Brown counters “alternative facts” with historical precision and ethical clarity to invigorate the best of democratic practice at a historical moment when we need it most.
E.g., Hacker and Pierson, Winner-Take-All Politics; Jacob S. Hacker and Paul
Pierson, American Amnesia: How the War on ... and Increase Inequality (New
York: Oxford University Press, 2017); Hedrick Smith, Who Stole the American Dream?
Author: Lee Drutman
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Political Science
"American democracy is in precarious health. Books on tyranny and fascism are now bestsellers. Parents wonder whether their children will still grow up in a democracy. Gallows political humor about the collapse of the republic creeps into ordinary conversation. No longer a shining model for the world, American democracy today strikes a more cautionary note. An anxious pessimism dominates. By every expert judgment, the United States is slipping. In late 2017, the Economist Intelligence Unit downgraded the United States from "full democracy" to "flawed democracy," giving it the same ranking as Italy. In January 2018, Freedom House downgraded its rating of American democracy to 86 (out of 100), just above Poland (85) and Greece (85), but behind Latvia (87) (and down from 94 in 2010). The August 2018 "Bright Line Watch" survey of 679 political scientists concluded: "Our expert respondents perceive a consistent, ongoing decline in the overall quality of American democracy from 2015." In the August/September 2018 "Authoritarian Warning Survey," 747 democracy experts collectively gave the United States a one in six chance of democratic breakdown in the next four years, and were nearly unanimous (97.1 percent) in their assessment American democracy had declined over the last decade. Let me repeat: a one in six chance of democratic breakdown. That's like rolling a six-sided die, and hoping it doesn't land on Hungary"--
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we enjoy or the evils we suffer . -Samuel Johnson UNLIKE MOST PEOPLES ,
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Author: Burke Hedges
Publisher: I N T I Pub & Resource Books Incorporated
No , Paloma thought to herself as she resolutely began to eat her breakfast , the Americans are much worse than the Mexicans . I will never live among the
people who stole my home and killed my brother . And Rosita won't either . A
knock at ...
Author: Kristy Dykes
Publisher: Barbour Pub Incorporated
Journey with the immigrant settlers who made the United States a wonderful patchwork of common goals. Celebrate as love overcomes the tests brought on by a strange and untamed land. Various authors.
Butject is Who Stole the American Dream ? “ the frequent result is journalistic
trash , ” Barlett and Steele failed to " back up and the pieces we ' ve seen so far
simply because “ outside the business haven ' t answered that question .
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Author: Burke Hedges
Publisher: I N T I Pub & Resource Books Incorporated
As for Buddie B . who stole Arnie A . ' s first jacket at gun point , setting into motion
the series of events that led to Arnie A ... go lookin ' for the fellas who are wearin '
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Author: Richard Harsham
Category: Social Science
A collection of essays which have appeared in major newspapers around the country for more than two decades.
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. " How did you know ? " . " Nothing ' s left ? You ' re sure ? " The man ' s eyes
studied Pepe ' s expression . " Nothing . " " Your journals ? " “ My journals .
Author: Daniel Cano
Publisher: Bilingual Press
Fiction. Latino/Latina Studies. The year is 1915. Although he lacks newspaper experience, Mexican emigrant Pepe Rios lands a job as a Spanish-language reporter in Los Angeles, thanks to the wealthy husband of a former lover. While most newcomers end up working in the fields, Pepe is thrust into a new milieu rife with political unrest. Robber barons, anarchists, and communists struggle with one another, and the news is filled with the exploits of Hearst, Darrow, Flores Magon, and Zapata. Awash in political intrigue and high society, Pepe attempts to uncover the truth about his best friend's death, but his quest for truth just might unravel his new life and force him to face an uncomfortable realization about his past. The author peppers this tantalizing and suspenseful novel with Pepe's journal entries, giving the character depth and dimension as he describes his former life in Mexico and his dreams for the future.