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The Resource Tailspin : the people and forces behind America's fifty-year fall--and those fighting to reverse it, Steven Brill

Tailspin : the people and forces behind America's fifty-year fall--and those fighting to reverse it, Steven Brill

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Tailspin : the people and forces behind America's fifty-year fall--and those fighting to reverse it
Title
Tailspin
Title remainder
the people and forces behind America's fifty-year fall--and those fighting to reverse it
Statement of responsibility
Steven Brill
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "From the award-winning journalist and best-selling author of America's Bitter Pill: a tour de force examination of 1) how and why major American institutions no longer serve us as they should, causing a deep rift between the vulnerable majority and the protected few, and 2) how some individuals and organizations are laying the foundation for real, lasting change. In this revelatory narrative covering the years 1967 to 2017, Steven Brill gives us a stunningly cogent picture of the broken system at the heart of our society. He shows us how, over the last half-century, America's core values--meritocracy, innovation, due process, free speech, and even democracy itself--have somehow managed to power its decline into dysfunction. They have isolated our best and brightest, whose positions at the top have never been more secure or more remote. The result has been an erosion of responsibility and accountability, an epidemic of shortsightedness, an increasingly hollow economic and political center, and millions of Americans gripped by apathy and hopelessness. By examining the people and forces behind the rise of big-money lobbying, legal and financial engineering, the demise of private-sector unions, and a hamstrung bureaucracy, Brill answers the question on everyone's mind: How did we end up this way? Finally, he introduces us to those working quietly and effectively to repair the damages. At once a diagnosis of our national ills, a history of their development, and a prescription for a brighter future, Tailspin is a work of riveting journalism--and a welcome antidote to political despair"--
  • Brill believes that over the last half-century America's core values-- meritocracy, innovation, due process, free speech, and even democracy itself-- have somehow managed to power its decline into dysfunction. In examining the people and forces behind the rise of big-money lobbying, legal and financial engineering, the demise of private-sector unions, and a hamstrung bureaucracy, he answers the question on everyone's mind: How did we end up this way? -- adapted from publisher's info
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Provided by publisher
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1950-
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Brill, Steven
Dewey number
306.0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HN59
LC item number
.B75 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Social change
  • Political culture
  • Equality
  • Democracy
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Tailspin : the people and forces behind America's fifty-year fall--and those fighting to reverse it, Steven Brill
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-416) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The protected and the unprotected -- Meritocracy becomes the new aristocracy -- Casino country -- The greening of the First Amendment -- Making markets efficient--and marginalizing those left behind -- "Lip service" for America's workers -- Dysfunctional democracy -- Moat nation -- Why nothing works -- Broken -- Protecting the most unprotected -- Storming the moats
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
441 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781524731632
Lccn
2017051857
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1010776846
  • (OCoLC)1010776846
  • 2338685
Label
Tailspin : the people and forces behind America's fifty-year fall--and those fighting to reverse it, Steven Brill
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-416) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The protected and the unprotected -- Meritocracy becomes the new aristocracy -- Casino country -- The greening of the First Amendment -- Making markets efficient--and marginalizing those left behind -- "Lip service" for America's workers -- Dysfunctional democracy -- Moat nation -- Why nothing works -- Broken -- Protecting the most unprotected -- Storming the moats
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
441 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781524731632
Lccn
2017051857
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1010776846
  • (OCoLC)1010776846
  • 2338685

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