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The Resource Plutocracy in America : how increasing inequality destroys the middle class and exploits the poor, Ronald P. Formisano

Plutocracy in America : how increasing inequality destroys the middle class and exploits the poor, Ronald P. Formisano

Label
Plutocracy in America : how increasing inequality destroys the middle class and exploits the poor
Title
Plutocracy in America
Title remainder
how increasing inequality destroys the middle class and exploits the poor
Statement of responsibility
Ronald P. Formisano
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The growing gap between the most affluent Americans and the rest of society is changing the country into one defined--more than almost any other developed nation--by exceptional inequality of income, wealth, and opportunity. This book reveals that an infrastructure of inequality, both open and hidden, obstructs the great majority in pursuing happiness, living healthy lives, and exercising basic rights. A government dominated by finance, corporate interests, and the wealthy has undermined democracy, stunted social mobility, and changed the character of the nation. In this tough-minded dissection of the gulf between the super-rich and the working and middle classes, Ronald P. Formisano explores how the dramatic rise of income inequality over the past four decades has transformed America from a land of democratic promise into one of diminished opportunity. Since the 1970s, government policies have contributed to the flow of wealth to the top income strata. The United States now is more a plutocracy than a democracy. Formisano surveys the widening circle of inequality's effects, the exploitation of the poor and the middle class, and the new ways that predators take money out of Americans' pockets while passive federal and state governments stand by. This data-driven book offers insight into the fallacy of widespread opportunity, the fate of the middle class, and the mechanisms that perpetuate income disparity."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Formisano, Ronald P.
Dewey number
305.50973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HN90.S6
LC item number
F67 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Equality
  • Poverty
  • Income distribution
  • Democracy
  • United States
  • United States
  • Democracy
  • Economic history
  • Equality
  • Income distribution
  • Poverty
  • Social conditions
  • United States
  • Einkommensverteilung
  • Sozioökonomischer Wandel
  • Soziale Ungleichheit
  • USA
Label
Plutocracy in America : how increasing inequality destroys the middle class and exploits the poor, Ronald P. Formisano
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-243) 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 web of inequality
  • The myth of opportunity
  • The shrinking middle class
  • Keeping the rich (filthy) rich and the poor (dirt) poor
  • Inequality, life, and quality of life
  • Political inequality
  • The fracturing of America
  • Conclusion : considering the undeserving, poor, and rich
Control code
ocn900867786
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 255 pages
Isbn
9781421417400
Lccn
2014043206
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o900867786
  • (OCoLC)900867786
Label
Plutocracy in America : how increasing inequality destroys the middle class and exploits the poor, Ronald P. Formisano
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-243) 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 web of inequality
  • The myth of opportunity
  • The shrinking middle class
  • Keeping the rich (filthy) rich and the poor (dirt) poor
  • Inequality, life, and quality of life
  • Political inequality
  • The fracturing of America
  • Conclusion : considering the undeserving, poor, and rich
Control code
ocn900867786
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 255 pages
Isbn
9781421417400
Lccn
2014043206
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o900867786
  • (OCoLC)900867786

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