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The optimistic leftist : why the 21st century will be better than you think, Ruy Teixeira

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The optimistic leftist : why the 21st century will be better than you think
Title
The optimistic leftist
Title remainder
why the 21st century will be better than you think
Statement of responsibility
Ruy Teixeira
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The left is likely to dominate the 21st century, and there is little the right can do about this except adapt. This seems counter-intuitive in light of the modest success the left has enjoyed since the great financial crisis of 2008-09. Though Democrats have done well in recent presidential elections, progressives have found themselves unable to move their most important policies forward, suffering through an endless series of battles with a determined and extreme Republican party. This has only been exacerbated by stunning Republican gains in recent congressional elections. But this short-sighted perspective overemphasizes the role of crisis and underestimates the role of long-term fundamental change. Ruy Teixeira's The Optimistic Leftist takes a look at the structural and economic shifts remaking advanced societies and shows that the left is in a far better position to advance its agenda than the right. Eventually, the right will be forced to play on the left's terms to be competitive. This is because only the left has growing, not declining, coalitional strength and only the left is willing to confront and solve capitalism's "Piketty problem" (a vicious cycle of rising inequality, stagnating living standards and slowing economic growth) by building a new equitable-growth "opportunity state.""--
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Teixeira, Ruy A
Dewey number
320.51/30973
Index
index present
LC call number
JC574.2.U6
LC item number
T45 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Liberalism
  • Right and left (Political science)
  • Political culture
  • United States
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Conservatism & Liberalism
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE Political Process / Political Parties
Label
The optimistic leftist : why the 21st century will be better than you think, Ruy Teixeira
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"March 2017"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-246) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface : against pessimism -- Introduction : welcoming the future -- The left in history : how and where has the left succeeded? -- The postindustrial progressive coalition -- From capitalism's Piketty problem to the opportunity state -- The optimistic leftist -- The left's 21st century
Control code
ocn947146050
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 256 pages
Isbn
9781250089663
Lccn
2016052532
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026996355
System control number
  • 1245324
  • (Sirsi) o947146050
  • (OCoLC)947146050
Label
The optimistic leftist : why the 21st century will be better than you think, Ruy Teixeira
Publication
Copyright
Note
"March 2017"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-246) 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
Preface : against pessimism -- Introduction : welcoming the future -- The left in history : how and where has the left succeeded? -- The postindustrial progressive coalition -- From capitalism's Piketty problem to the opportunity state -- The optimistic leftist -- The left's 21st century
Control code
ocn947146050
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 256 pages
Isbn
9781250089663
Lccn
2016052532
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026996355
System control number
  • 1245324
  • (Sirsi) o947146050
  • (OCoLC)947146050

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