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The Resource First-class passengers on a sinking ship : elite politics and the decline of great powers, Richard Lachmann

First-class passengers on a sinking ship : elite politics and the decline of great powers, Richard Lachmann

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First-class passengers on a sinking ship : elite politics and the decline of great powers
Title
First-class passengers on a sinking ship
Title remainder
elite politics and the decline of great powers
Statement of responsibility
Richard Lachmann
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
The extent and irreversibility of US decline is becoming ever more obvious as America loses war after war and as one industry after another loses its technological edge. Lachmann explains why the United States will not be able to sustain its global dominance. He contrasts America's relatively brief period of hegemony with the Netherlands' similarly short primacy and Britain's far longer era of leadership. Decline in all those cases was not inevitable and did not respond to global capitalist cycles. Rather, decline is the product of elites' success in grabbing control of resources and governmental powers. Not only are ordinary people harmed, but also capitalists become increasingly unable to coordinate their interests and adopt policies and make investments necessary to counter economic and geopolitical competitors elsewhere in the world. Conflicts among elites and challenges by non-elites determine the timing and mould the contours of decline. Lachmann traces the transformation of US politics from an era of elite consensus to present-day paralysis combined with neoliberal plunder, explains the paradox of an American military with an unprecedented technological edge unable to subdue even the weakest enemies, and the consequences of finance's cannibalisation of the US economy
Cataloging source
YDX
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Lachmann, Richard
Dewey number
327.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E895
LC item number
.L323 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Great powers
  • United States
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First-class passengers on a sinking ship : elite politics and the decline of great powers, Richard Lachmann
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Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1097575513
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 477 pages
Isbn
9781788734073
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1097575513
Label
First-class passengers on a sinking ship : elite politics and the decline of great powers, Richard Lachmann
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1097575513
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 477 pages
Isbn
9781788734073
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1097575513

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