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- DescriptionWe all kw that the very rich have gotten a lot richer these past few decades while most Americans haven't. In fact, the exorbitantly paid have continued to thrive during the current ecomic crisis, even as the rest of Americans have fallen behind. Why do the have-it-alls have so much more? Lots of so-called experts claim to have solved this great mystery, but one has really gotten to the bottom of it-until w. In their lively and provocative Winner-Take-All Politics, rewned political scientists Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson demonstrate that the usual suspects-foreign trade and financial globalization, techlogical changes in the workplace, increased education at the top-are largely incent of the charges against them. Instead, they indict an unlikely suspect and take us on an entertaining tour of the mountain of evidence against the culprit. The guilty party is American politics. Runaway inequality and the present ecomic crisis reflect what government has done to aid the rich and what it has t done to safeguard the interests of the middle class. The winner-take-all ecomy is primarily a result of winner-take-all politics. Part revelatory history, part political analysis, part intellectual journey, Winner-Take-All Politics shows how a political system that traditionally has been responsive to the interests of the middle class has been hijacked by the super-rich. In doing so, it t only changes how we think about American politics, but also points the way to rebuilding a democracy that serves the interests of the many rather than just those of the wealthy few.
- Author BiographyJacob S. Hacker is a professor of political science at Yale University and the author or coauthor of several books, including Winner-Take-All Politics and The Great Risk Shift. Paul Pierson is a professor of political science at the University of California, Berkeley, and the author or coauthor of several books, including Dismantling the Welfare State? and Winner-Take-All Politics. John Allen Nelson's critically acclaimed roles on television's 24 and Vanished are among the highlights of his twenty-five-plus years as an actor, screenwriter, and film producer. As a narrator, he won an AudioFile Earphones Award for his reading of Zoo Story by Thomas French.
- Author(s)Jacob S. Hacker,Paul Pierson
- PublisherTantor Media, Inc
- Date of Publication18/04/2011
- SubjectCurrent Affairs & Issues
- Place of PublicationOld Saybrook, CT
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintTantor Media, Inc
- Weight72 g
- Width135 mm
- Height190 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Narrator(s)John Allen Nelson
- Format DetailsMP3 format
- Running Time720
- Edition StatementUnabridged
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