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The Resource Evil Geniuses

Evil Geniuses

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Evil Geniuses
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Evil Geniuses
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Summary
When did America give up on fairness? The New York Times bestselling author of Fantasyland tells the epic history of how America decided that big business gets whatever it wants, only the rich get richer, and nothing should ever change—and charts a way back to the future. "The one book everyone must read as we figure out how to rebuild our country."—Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs and Leonardo da VinciDuring the twentieth century, America managed to make its economic and social systems both more and more fair and more and more prosperous. A huge, secure, and contented middle class emerged. All boats rose together. But then the New Deal gave way to the Raw Deal. Beginning in the early 1970s, by means of a long war conceived of and executed by a confederacy of big business CEOs, the superrich, and right-wing zealots, the rules and norms that made the American middle class possible were undermined and dismantled. The clock was turned back on a century of economic progress, making greed good, workers powerless, and the market all-powerful while weaponizing nostalgia, lifting up an oligarchy that served only its own interests, and leaving the huge majority of Americans with dwindling economic prospects and hope.Why and how did America take such a wrong turn? In this deeply researched and brilliantly woven cultural, economic, and political chronicle, Kurt Andersen offers a fresh, provocative, and eye-opening history of America's undoing, naming names, showing receipts, and unsparingly assigning blame—to the radical right in economics and the law, the high priests of high finance, a complacent and complicit Establishment, and liberal "useful idiots," among whom he includes himself.Only a writer with Andersen's crackling energy, deep insight, and ability to connect disparate dots and see complex systems with clarity could make such a book both intellectually formidable and vastly entertaining. And only a writer of Andersen's vision could reckon with our current high-stakes inflection point, and show the way out of this man-made disaster
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Andersen, Kurt
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Nonfiction
  • Politics
  • History
  • Business
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Evil Geniuses
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:0df2ef07-c993-4d74-8954-c063f0e698b5
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781984801364
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Evil Geniuses
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:0df2ef07-c993-4d74-8954-c063f0e698b5
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781984801364
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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