America: What Went Wrong?

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Andrews McMeel Publishing, Jan 1, 1992 - Business & Economics - 235 pages
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The culmination of two years of research, and based on a series of articles in the Philadelphia Enquirer, two Pulitzer Prize-winning authors reveal how everyone's lives have been touched by public acts and private greed. Barlett and Steele deftly expose the shifting tax burdens, deregulation, foreign investment, bankruptcy laws, and other changes that have reeked havoc on the middle class.
  

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Review: America: What Went Wrong?

User Review  - C. Scott - Goodreads

So much better than I ever expected. This book was written more than 20 years ago and it is as relevant today as when it came out. Originally a series of lengthy articles in the Philadelphia Inquirer ... Read full review

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User Review  - Hank Stuever - Goodreads

If you worked in a newsroom in the early 1990s, then you no doubt heard again and again that this was the gold standard for hard-hitting, explanatory journalism. There were many workshops, etc., in an attempt to do mimic it. Read full review

Contents

DISMANTLING THE MIDDLE CLASS
1
LOSING OUT TO MEXICO
31
SHIFTING TAXESFROM THEM TO YOU
40
THE LUCRATIVE BUSINESS OF BANKRUPTCY
66
THE FOREIGN CONNECTION
88
THE HIGH COST OF DEREGULATION
105
PLAYING RUSSIAN ROULETTE WITH HEALTH INSURANCE
124
SIMPLICITY PATTERNIRRESISTIBLE TO RAIDERS
143
THE DISAPPEARING PENSIONS
162
Dream Pensions
183
THE POLITICAL CONNECTION
189
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Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele, for three decades investigative journalists at the "Philadelphia Inquirer, "are editors-at-large for "Time, Inc. "They have written six books, including the bestselling "America: What Went Wrong? "In addition to their two Pulitzer Prizes, they have won two National Magazine Awards and more than three dozen other national newspaper and magazine awards.

Steele is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer. He has written on the subject of taxation for more than 25 years.

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