Who Stole the American Dream? Can We Get It Back?

Who Stole the American Dream? Can We Get It Back?

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Recounts how the American dream has been dismantled over the past forty years by legislative, electoral, and corporate decisions that have compromised the middle class and minimized individual economic and political power.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780679604648
0679604642
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxxi, 557 p.)

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ellenb52 Apr 27, 2017

Very strange review above by publishers weakly, I mean weekly--it dislikes the book, that’s plain, but can’t really say so.

The book is not depressing as charged--- the politics and economy it describes is. The book is encouraging for reforms, since it explains the cause/effect so clearly and realistically.

PW says it has “blaringly subtitled two-page chapterettes, as if readers won't stick with Smith long enough to learn what he has to say.” That’s a silly insult—can’t think up better than that?

Short pointed chapters with informative subtitles make for better understanding. So different from many public affairs books that are so overwritten with tons of padded prose, that just piles on more pages, not more information.
The PW review is what’s patronizing, not the book.

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DARKINGING
Aug 04, 2016

Don't understand the criticism of this book by some, it's terrific! The writing is engaging, the content is powerful and honest. A must read to fully understand how America works, or doesn't work. Highly recommended.

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Reader4ever2day
Aug 06, 2015

I think everyone should read this book, just so they know the TRUTH about how the American dream was lost.

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