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The Resource Third wave capitalism : how money, power, and the pursuit of self-interest have imperiled the American dream, John Ehrenreich

Third wave capitalism : how money, power, and the pursuit of self-interest have imperiled the American dream, John Ehrenreich

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Third wave capitalism : how money, power, and the pursuit of self-interest have imperiled the American dream
Title
Third wave capitalism
Title remainder
how money, power, and the pursuit of self-interest have imperiled the American dream
Statement of responsibility
John Ehrenreich
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Language
eng
Summary
In Third Wave Capitalism, John Ehrenreich documents the emergence of a new stage in the history of American capitalism. Just as the industrial capitalism of the nineteenth century gave way to corporate capitalism in the twentieth, recent decades have witnessed corporate capitalism evolving into a new phase, which Ehrenreich calls "Third Wave Capitalism." Third Wave Capitalism is marked by apparent contradictions: Rapid growth in productivity and lagging wages; fabulous wealth for the 1 percent and the persistence of high levels of poverty; increases in the standard of living and increases in mental illness, personal misery, and political rage; the apotheosis of the individual and the deterioration of democracy; increases in life expectancy and out-of-control medical costs; an African American president and the incarceration of a large percentage of the black population. Ehrenreich asserts that these phenomena are evidence that a virulent, individualist, winner-take-all ideology and a virtual fusion of government and business have subverted the American dream. Greed and economic inequality reinforce the sense that each of us is "on our own." The result is widespread lack of faith in collective responses to our common problems. The collapse of any organized opposition to business demands makes political solutions ever more difficult to imagine. Ehrenreich traces the impact of these changes on American health care, school reform, income distribution, racial inequities, and personal emotional distress. Not simply a lament, Ehrenreich's book seeks clues for breaking out of our current stalemate and proposes a strategy to create a new narrative in which change becomes possible.--
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1943-
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Ehrenreich, John
Dewey number
330.973
Index
index present
LC call number
HC103
LC item number
.E373 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Capitalism
  • Capitalism
  • Social conditions
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • History
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Third wave capitalism : how money, power, and the pursuit of self-interest have imperiled the American dream, John Ehrenreich
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Third wave capitalism -- The health of nations -- Getting schooled -- Race and poverty : the betrayal of the American dream -- The crisis of the liberal and creative professions -- Anxiety and rage : the age of discontent
Control code
ocn921868603
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 244 pages
Isbn
9781501702310
Lccn
2015038554
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025990926
Label
Third wave capitalism : how money, power, and the pursuit of self-interest have imperiled the American dream, John Ehrenreich
Publication
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
Third wave capitalism -- The health of nations -- Getting schooled -- Race and poverty : the betrayal of the American dream -- The crisis of the liberal and creative professions -- Anxiety and rage : the age of discontent
Control code
ocn921868603
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 244 pages
Isbn
9781501702310
Lccn
2015038554
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025990926

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