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The Resource Boiling point : Republicans, Democrats, and the decline of middle-class prosperity, Kevin Phillips

Boiling point : Republicans, Democrats, and the decline of middle-class prosperity, Kevin Phillips

Label
Boiling point : Republicans, Democrats, and the decline of middle-class prosperity
Title
Boiling point
Title remainder
Republicans, Democrats, and the decline of middle-class prosperity
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Phillips
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the election of 1992, support for George Bush plunged to a level below Herbert Hoover's in 1932 as many middle-class suburbs voted Democratic and Ross Perot surged. In this book, Kevin Phillips shows how this populist explosion revealed a powerful new political force: widespread frustration over the decline of middle-class prosperity and the threat to the American dream." "Teenage homelessness in the Chicago suburbs ... crumpled home values in Southern California ... the worst job market for college graduates in New York City since the Great Depression: It all added up to the sharpest economic decline in decades, provoking political unrest unequaled in sixty years. There had been declines before, but no previous postwar downturn so damaged the white middle class as a whole or raised such fears that Americans might lose the unique economic privileges that they have enjoyed since World War II. Boiling Point shows in dismaying detail what has happened to the middle class since the 1970s in disposable income, earnings, home values, job prospects, public services, assets and net worth, pension safety and health insurance, and the next generation's prospects of enjoying the same rising living standards and upward mobility as its parents had. And it was not a natural result of adverse global trends but of deliberate political choices." "In the Reagan-Bush years American leaders who had once spoken up for the average family were celebrating investors, speculators, and the rich, shifting the burden of taxes from the wealthy to the middle class while starving public services and disregarding the growing debt that would punish future generations." "The populist anger so vivid in 1992 is not a onetime phenomenon. It will persist, Phillips says, until the middle class resumes the road to prosperity under government policies that it considers fair. It is on this that the politics of the 1990s now depends."--Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Phillips, Kevin
Dewey number
305.5/5/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HT690.U6
LC item number
P48 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Middle class
  • Middle class
  • Cost and standard of living
  • United States
  • Cost and standard of living
  • Economic policy
  • Middle class
  • Middle class
  • United States
  • Middenklassen
  • Economische achteruitgang
  • Politieke aspecten
  • Classes moyennes
  • Coût et niveau de la vie
  • Classes moyennes
  • Populisme
  • États-Unis
  • Middle classes
  • United States - Economic conditions
  • United States - Politics and government - 1974-2001
Label
Boiling point : Republicans, Democrats, and the decline of middle-class prosperity, Kevin Phillips
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-278) 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
pt. 1. The Middle Class in Peril. Ch. 1. America's Crisis -- the Decline of the Middle Class. Ch. 2. The New Political Economics of the 1980s: "Soaking the Middle Class" Ch. 3. The Middle-Class Political Response of the 1990s: Populism or Stalemate? -- pt. 2. The Middle-Class Squeeze: A Portrait. Ch. 4. Middle America and the "Unfairness" of Conservative-Capitalist Boom Periods. Ch. 5. The Great Tax Misrepresentation of the 1980s. Ch. 6. Services, Quality of Life and the Middle-Class Squeeze -- pt. 3. The Politics of Economic Frustration. Ch. 7. Economic Polarization, Shrinking Assets and the Threat to the American Dream. Ch. 8. The Late-Twentieth-Century United States and the Historical Symptoms of Middle-Class Decline. Ch. 9. The Politics of Middle-Class Frustration. Ch. 10. The Election of 1992 and the Prospect of Middle-Class Renewal -- Appendix A: The Converging Income Shares of the Middle Quintile and the Top 1 Percent of the U.S. Population -- Appendix B: Important Changes in the Tax Burden -- Appendix C: The Soaring Cost of Services and the Weakening Health and Pension Safety Net
Control code
ocm27320562
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxiv, 307 pages
Isbn
9780679404613
Lccn
92056467
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o27320562
  • (OCoLC)27320562
Label
Boiling point : Republicans, Democrats, and the decline of middle-class prosperity, Kevin Phillips
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-278) 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
pt. 1. The Middle Class in Peril. Ch. 1. America's Crisis -- the Decline of the Middle Class. Ch. 2. The New Political Economics of the 1980s: "Soaking the Middle Class" Ch. 3. The Middle-Class Political Response of the 1990s: Populism or Stalemate? -- pt. 2. The Middle-Class Squeeze: A Portrait. Ch. 4. Middle America and the "Unfairness" of Conservative-Capitalist Boom Periods. Ch. 5. The Great Tax Misrepresentation of the 1980s. Ch. 6. Services, Quality of Life and the Middle-Class Squeeze -- pt. 3. The Politics of Economic Frustration. Ch. 7. Economic Polarization, Shrinking Assets and the Threat to the American Dream. Ch. 8. The Late-Twentieth-Century United States and the Historical Symptoms of Middle-Class Decline. Ch. 9. The Politics of Middle-Class Frustration. Ch. 10. The Election of 1992 and the Prospect of Middle-Class Renewal -- Appendix A: The Converging Income Shares of the Middle Quintile and the Top 1 Percent of the U.S. Population -- Appendix B: Important Changes in the Tax Burden -- Appendix C: The Soaring Cost of Services and the Weakening Health and Pension Safety Net
Control code
ocm27320562
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxiv, 307 pages
Isbn
9780679404613
Lccn
92056467
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o27320562
  • (OCoLC)27320562

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