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

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Palgrave Macmillan, Sep 15, 2007 - Business & Economics - 256 pages
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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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Contents

How the Right Wing Captured America
15
The Right Mobilizes
31
Remaking the World for Business
59
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Dr. Michael Perelman is Professor of Economics, California State University at Chico. He is the author of several previous books including Class Warfare in the Information Age, The Natural Instability of Markets, The Pathology of the U.S. Economy, and Steal This Idea.

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