Third World America : how our politicians are abandoning the middle class and betraying the American dream / Arianna Huffington.
- ISBN: 9780307719973 (electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
- ISBN: 0307719979 (electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (xi, 276 pages)
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, 
- Copyright: ©2010
|General Note:|| Description based on print version record.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-270) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| Third world America -- Nightmare on Main Street -- America the beautiful [strike through] dilapidated -- CSI USA: Who killed the American dream? -- Saving ourselves from a third world future.
|Summary, etc.:|| The United States of America is in danger of becoming a Third World nation. The evidence is all around us: Our industrial base is vanishing, taking with it the jobs that have formed the backbone of our economy; our education system is in shambles, making it harder for tomorrow's workforce to land good 21st century jobs; our infrastructure is crumbling; our economic system has been reduced to recurring episodes of Corporations Gone Wild; our political system is in thrall to a small financial elite using the power of the checkbook to control both parties. Our children and grandchildren will enjoy fewer opportunities and face a lower standard of living than we did. Finally, she shows what we need to do to stop our freefall.--From publisher description.
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