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American amnesia : how the war on government led us to forget what made America prosper / Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson.

Hacker, Jacob S., author. (Author). Pierson, Paul, author. (Added Author).
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  • 5 of 5 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 973.932 HACKER (Text) 33946003080301 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -
Lebanon Public Library - Lebanon 973.932 HAC (Text) 34330513023391 Adult - Non-Fiction Available -
Morgan County Public Library - Waverly 973.932 HAC (Text) 78551000525329 Non-Fiction Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library 973.932 Hacker (Text) 31208912447044 non-fiction Available -
Westfield Washington Public Library - Westfield 973.932 Hacker (Text) 78292000356572 Adult Non-Fiction Book Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781451667820
  • ISBN: 1451667825
  • Physical Description: vii, 455 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-434) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction: Prosperity lost -- Part I: The rise of the mixed economy. Coming up short -- The great divide -- The trouble with markets -- How America got rich -- "An established and useful reality" -- Part II: The crisis of the mixed economy. American amnesia -- We're not in Camelot anymore -- This is not your father's party -- The modern robber barons -- A crisis of authority -- Conclusion: The positive-sum society.
Summary, etc.: "A spirited examination of why what's good for American business elites and what's good for Americans have become misaligned"--Front jacket flap.
In the past, government and business were as much partners as rivals, resulting in broad-based growth and healthy social development. But advocates of anti-government market fundamentalism are intent on scrapping the instrument of nearly a century of unprecedented economic and social progress. Hacker and Pierson examine why what's good for American business elites and what's good for Americans have become misaligned.
Subject: United States > Economic policy > 2009-
United States > Economic conditions > 2009-
Government, Resistance to > United States > History > 21st century.

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