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The Resource Tailspin : the people and forces behind America's fifty-year fall--and those fighting to reverse it, Steven Brill

Tailspin : the people and forces behind America's fifty-year fall--and those fighting to reverse it, Steven Brill

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Tailspin : the people and forces behind America's fifty-year fall--and those fighting to reverse it
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Tailspin
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the people and forces behind America's fifty-year fall--and those fighting to reverse it
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Steven Brill
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Tailspin
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the people and forces behind Americas fifty-year fall--and those fighting to reverse it
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eng
Summary
  • "From the award-winning journalist and best-selling author of America's Bitter Pill: a tour de force examination of 1) how and why major American institutions no longer serve us as they should, causing a deep rift between the vulnerable majority and the protected few, and 2) how some individuals and organizations are laying the foundation for real, lasting change. In this revelatory narrative covering the years 1967 to 2017, Steven Brill gives us a stunningly cogent picture of the broken system at the heart of our society. He shows us how, over the last half-century, America's core values--meritocracy, innovation, due process, free speech, and even democracy itself--have somehow managed to power its decline into dysfunction. They have isolated our best and brightest, whose positions at the top have never been more secure or more remote. The result has been an erosion of responsibility and accountability, an epidemic of shortsightedness, an increasingly hollow economic and political center, and millions of Americans gripped by apathy and hopelessness. By examining the people and forces behind the rise of big-money lobbying, legal and financial engineering, the demise of private-sector unions, and a hamstrung bureaucracy, Brill answers the question on everyone's mind: How did we end up this way? Finally, he introduces us to those working quietly and effectively to repair the damages. At once a diagnosis of our national ills, a history of their development, and a prescription for a brighter future, Tailspin is a work of riveting journalism--and a welcome antidote to political despair"--
  • "A stirring and original account of the origins of the deeply divided status quo and the people fighting for a more equal, less myopic America"--
Summary
The award-winning journalist and best-selling author of America's Bitter Pill explores the reasons why major American institutions are no longer able to function as intended and are triggering deep economic divides, in a sobering report that also traces the stories of individuals and organizations who are laying the foundations for sustainable change
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306.0973
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non fiction
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the people and forces behind America's fifty-year fall--and those fighting to reverse it
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Tailspin : the people and forces behind America's fifty-year fall--and those fighting to reverse it, Steven Brill
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http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=3682600
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Includes bibliographical references
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Contents
The protected and the unprotected -- Meritocracy becomes the new aristocracy -- Casino country -- The greening of the First Amendment -- Making markets efficient -- and marginalizing those left behind -- "Lip service" for America's workers -- Dysfunctional democracy -- Moat nation -- Why nothing works -- Broken -- Protecting the most unprotected -- Storming the moats
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on1031400062
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First edition.
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1 online resource.
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9781524731649
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3D79DFAA-5A63-4786-82FF-B1106F9B8D90
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(OCoLC)1031400062
Label
Tailspin : the people and forces behind America's fifty-year fall--and those fighting to reverse it, Steven Brill
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=3682600
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The protected and the unprotected -- Meritocracy becomes the new aristocracy -- Casino country -- The greening of the First Amendment -- Making markets efficient -- and marginalizing those left behind -- "Lip service" for America's workers -- Dysfunctional democracy -- Moat nation -- Why nothing works -- Broken -- Protecting the most unprotected -- Storming the moats
Control code
on1031400062
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781524731649
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
3D79DFAA-5A63-4786-82FF-B1106F9B8D90
System control number
(OCoLC)1031400062

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