The Confiscation of American Prosperity: From Right-Wing Extremism and Economic Ideology to the Next Great Depression

The Confiscation of American Prosperity: From Right-Wing Extremism and Economic Ideology to the Next Great Depression

By: Michael Perelman (author)Paperback

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This book argues that the right-wing revolution in the United States has created deepening inequality and will lead to economic catastrophe. The author makes the case that over the past three decades the rich have confiscated wealth and income from the poor and middle class to a far greater extent than many realize, and he explores in detail important but commonly unmeasured dimensions of inequality. He also takes aim at the economics profession, criticising the analytical blinders that leave economists incapable of seeing the coming crisis.

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About Author

MICHAEL PERELMAN is a Professor of Economics at California State University, Chico, USA. He is a visiting scholar at the University of Paris. He has published 19 books, including Railroading Economics, Manufacturing Discontent, The Perverse Economy, and The Invention of Capitalism.

Contents

The Great Capitalist Restoration The End of the Golden Age of Capitalism The Right Mobilizes Richard Nixon's Class War Remaking the World for Business How the Right-Wing Victory Destroys Prosperity The Impotence of Economics Conclusion

Product Details

  • publication date: 04/07/2012
  • ISBN13: 9781137009371
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 253
  • ID: 9781137009371
  • weight: 379
  • ISBN10: 1137009373

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