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The great American economy : how inefficiency broke it and what we can do to fix it / Steve Slavin.

Slavin, Stephen L., (author.).
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Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial 330.973 SLAVIN (Text) 33946003257438 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781633883055
  • ISBN: 1633883051
  • Physical Description: 414 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Amherst, New York : Prometheus Books, [2017]

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General Note:
Includes index.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-387) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part I. Losing our economic bearings. Is our economy fundamentally sound? -- What went wrong? -- Part II. Six cataclysmic events. Depression and war -- Suburbanization -- The Cold War -- Globalization and global warming -- Part III. The deindustrialization of America. The rise and fall of American industrial power -- Innovation, infrastructure, and industrial policy -- Part IV. Jobs, wages, and the job shortage. Jobs and wages -- The job shortage -- Part V. Wasting our resources by using them inefficiently. Our wasteful transportation system -- Our failing public schools -- Our sick healthcare system -- Part VI. Wasting our resources by overproducing. The military-industrial complex -- The criminal justice establishment -- Our bloated financial sector -- Part VII. Wasting our resources by producing useless goods and services. The Internal Revenue Code and the tax preparation industry -- Telemarketers, ambulance chasers, and other make-work occupations -- Part VIII. The economic, social, and political consequences of wasting our resources. The economic consequences of wasting our resources -- Our twin deficits -- Our unraveling social contract -- Growing income inequality and the shrinking middle class -- Poverty and the growing permanent underclass -- Part IX. Restoring the American economy. How we are wasting our resources : the big picture -- Solving our economic problems and saving the American economy -- The great job switch : placing tens of millions of Americans in useful jobs -- A long-term strategy to save the American economy.
Subject: United States > Economic conditions > 2009-
United States > Economic policy > 2009-
United States > Social conditions > 1980-
United States > Social policy > 1993-
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Economic Policy.

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