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Aftershock : the next economy and America's future

by Reich, Robert B.

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Celebrated economic policy maker and political theorist Robert B. Reich argues that the nation's 2008 economic collapse is the result of an increasing concentration of income and wealth at the top--and a middle class that had to go deeply into debt to maintain a decent standard of living. To ensure... Full description

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Table of Contents:
  • Insight
  • Parallels
  • The basic bargain
  • Why the rich don't buy enough
  • Why policy makers obsess about the financial economy instead of the real one
  • The great prosperity : 1947-1977
  • How we got ourselves into the same mess again
  • How Americans kept buying anyway : the three coping mechanisms
  • The future without coping mechanisms
  • The myth of global rebalancing
  • What comes next.
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