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The Resource The crisis of the middle-class constitution : why income inequality threatens our republic, Ganesh Sitaraman

The crisis of the middle-class constitution : why income inequality threatens our republic, Ganesh Sitaraman

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The crisis of the middle-class constitution : why income inequality threatens our republic
Title
The crisis of the middle-class constitution
Title remainder
why income inequality threatens our republic
Statement of responsibility
Ganesh Sitaraman
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"For most of Western history, Sitaraman argues, constitutional thinkers assumed economic inequality was inevitable and inescapable--and they designed governments to prevent class divisions from spilling over into class warfare. The American Constitution is different. Compared to Europe and the ancient world, America was a society of almost unprecedented economic equality, and the founding generation saw this equality as essential for the preservation of America's republic. Over the next two centuries, generations of Americans fought to sustain the economic preconditions for our constitutional system. But today, with economic and political inequality on the rise, Sitaraman says Americans face a choice: Will we accept rising economic inequality and risk oligarchy or will we rebuild the middle class and reclaim our republic?"--Page [4] of cover
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Sitaraman, Ganesh
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4749
LC item number
.S58 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Constitutional law
  • Equality
  • Income distribution
  • Middle class
  • United States
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Plutocracy
Label
The crisis of the middle-class constitution : why income inequality threatens our republic, Ganesh Sitaraman
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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
Pt. I. The radicalism of the American Constitution -- From Athens to America : the two traditions -- America's middle-class constitution -- pt. II. A brief history of the middle-class constitution. The emergence of the plutocracy -- The search for solutions -- pt. III. The crisis of the middle-class constitution -- How economic inequality threatens the republic -- The future of the middle-class constitution
Control code
ocn989962323
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage Books addition.
Extent
vi, 423 pages
Isbn
9781101973455
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781101973455
  • (OCoLC)989962323
Label
The crisis of the middle-class constitution : why income inequality threatens our republic, Ganesh Sitaraman
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
Pt. I. The radicalism of the American Constitution -- From Athens to America : the two traditions -- America's middle-class constitution -- pt. II. A brief history of the middle-class constitution. The emergence of the plutocracy -- The search for solutions -- pt. III. The crisis of the middle-class constitution -- How economic inequality threatens the republic -- The future of the middle-class constitution
Control code
ocn989962323
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage Books addition.
Extent
vi, 423 pages
Isbn
9781101973455
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781101973455
  • (OCoLC)989962323

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