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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
Format
Book
Published
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
Language
English
ISBN
9781451667820, 1451667825
Summary
"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.
Contents
  • Coming up short
  • The great divide
  • The trouble with markets
  • How America got rich
  • "An established and useful reality"
  • 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.
Description
vii, 455 pages ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-434) and index.
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