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The Resource The forgotten Americans : an economic agenda for a divided nation, Isabel Sawhill

The forgotten Americans : an economic agenda for a divided nation, Isabel Sawhill

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The forgotten Americans : an economic agenda for a divided nation
Title
The forgotten Americans
Title remainder
an economic agenda for a divided nation
Statement of responsibility
Isabel Sawhill
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
One of the country's leading scholars on economics and social policy, Isabel Sawhill addresses the enormous divisions in American society--economic, cultural, and political--and what might be done to bridge them. Widening inequality and the loss of jobs to trade and technology has left a significant portion of the American workforce disenfranchised and skeptical of governments and corporations alike. And yet both have a role to play in improving the country for all. Sawhill argues for a policy agenda based on mainstream values, such as family, education, and work. While many have lost faith in government programs designed to help them, there are still trusted institutions on both the local and federal level that can deliver better job opportunities and higher wages to those who have been left behind. At the same time, the private sector needs to reexamine how it trains and rewards employees. This book provides a clear-headed and middle-way path to a better-functioning society in which personal responsibility is honored and inclusive capitalism and more broadly shared growth are once more the norm
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sawhill, Isabel
Dewey number
330.973
Index
index present
LC call number
HC106.84
LC item number
.S29 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Working class
  • Labor
  • Labor policy
  • Equality
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The forgotten Americans : an economic agenda for a divided nation, Isabel Sawhill
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction -- The forgotten Americans -- What went wrong? -- Why economic growth is not enough -- The limits of redistribution -- A GI Bill for America's workers -- Creating jobs and rewarding work -- A bigger role for the private sector -- Updating social insurance -- Conclusion
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 255 pages
Isbn
9780300230369
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • on1024154738
  • (OCoLC)1024154738
  • 2416534
Label
The forgotten Americans : an economic agenda for a divided nation, Isabel Sawhill
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction -- The forgotten Americans -- What went wrong? -- Why economic growth is not enough -- The limits of redistribution -- A GI Bill for America's workers -- Creating jobs and rewarding work -- A bigger role for the private sector -- Updating social insurance -- Conclusion
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 255 pages
Isbn
9780300230369
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • on1024154738
  • (OCoLC)1024154738
  • 2416534

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