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The Resource American oligarchy : the permanent political class, Ron Formisano

American oligarchy : the permanent political class, Ron Formisano

Label
American oligarchy : the permanent political class
Title
American oligarchy
Title remainder
the permanent political class
Statement of responsibility
Ron Formisano
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A permanent political class has emerged on a scale unprecedented in our nation 's history. Its self-dealing, nepotism, and corruption contribute to rising inequality. Its reach extends from the governing elite throughout nongovernmental institutions. Aside from constituting an oligarchy of prestige and power, it enables the creation of an aristocracy of massive inherited wealth that is accumulating immense political power. In a muckraking tour de force reminiscent of Lincoln Steffens, Upton Sinclair, and C. Wright Mills, [this book] demonstrates the way the corrupt culture of the permanent political class extends down to the state and local level. [The author] breaks down the ways this class creates economic inequality and how its own endemic corruption infects our entire society. [The author] delves into the work of not just politicians but lobbyists, consultants, appointed bureaucrats, pollsters, celebrity journalists, behind-the-scenes billionaires, and others. Their shameless pursuit of wealth and self-aggrandizement, often at taxpayer expense, rewards channeling the flow of income and wealth to elites. That inequality in turn has choked off social mobility and made a joke of meritocracy. As [the author] shows, these forces respond to the oligarchy 's power and compete to bask in the presence of the .01 percent. They also exacerbate the dangerous instability of an American democracy divided between extreme wealth and extreme poverty."--
Assigning source
Back cover
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Formisano, Ronald P.
Dewey number
320.473
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JK275
LC item number
.F68 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Oligarchy
  • Political culture
  • United States
  • Political corruption
Label
American oligarchy : the permanent political class, Ron Formisano
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The political class in a poor state
  • The profitable world of nonprofits
  • Conclusion
  • Afterword
  • Preface
  • Introduction.
  • Beyond plutocracy : becoming an aristocracy
  • Meet the political class
  • Our one percent government, congress, and its adjuncts : the way to wealth
  • Is the political class corrupt?
  • The permanent campaign and the permanent political class
  • Political class adaptation and expansion
Control code
ocn983824400
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 270 pages
Isbn
9780252082825
Lccn
2017946586
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780252082825
  • (OCoLC)983824400
Label
American oligarchy : the permanent political class, Ron Formisano
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The political class in a poor state
  • The profitable world of nonprofits
  • Conclusion
  • Afterword
  • Preface
  • Introduction.
  • Beyond plutocracy : becoming an aristocracy
  • Meet the political class
  • Our one percent government, congress, and its adjuncts : the way to wealth
  • Is the political class corrupt?
  • The permanent campaign and the permanent political class
  • Political class adaptation and expansion
Control code
ocn983824400
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 270 pages
Isbn
9780252082825
Lccn
2017946586
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780252082825
  • (OCoLC)983824400

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