The Resource Losing our way : an intimate portrait of a troubled America, Bob Herbert, (electronic resource)

Losing our way : an intimate portrait of a troubled America, Bob Herbert, (electronic resource)

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Losing our way : an intimate portrait of a troubled America
Title
Losing our way
Title remainder
an intimate portrait of a troubled America
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Bob Herbert
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Profiles struggling Americans who have become casualties of government policies that have produced underemployment, inequality, and pointless wars, and calls for the middle class to reassert its power in order to restore the American dream
  • "In a searing indictment of America's decline, former New York Times columnist Bob Herbert profiles struggling Americans--casualties of decades of government policies that have produced underemployment, inequality, and pointless wars--and offers a ringing call to arms to restore justice and the American dream. The United States needs to be reimagined. Once described by Lincoln as the last best hope on earth, the country seemed on the verge of fulfilling its immense promise in the mid 1960s and early 1970s: unemployment was low, wages and profits were high, and the nation's wealth--by today's standards--was distributed in a remarkably equitable fashion. America was a society confident that it could bring a middle-class standard of living (at the very least) and the full rights of citizenship to virtually everyone. This sense of possibility has evaporated. In this book longtime New York Times columnist Bob Herbert combines devastating stories of suffering Americans with keen political analysis to show where decades of corporate greed, political apathy, and short-term thinking have led: America's infrastructure is crumbling, our schools fail our children, unnecessary wars maim our young men, and underemployment plagues a generation. He traces how the United States went wrong, exposing the slow, dangerous shift of political influence from the working population in the 1960s to the corporate and financial elite today, who act largely in their own self-interest. But the situation isn't entirely hopeless. Herbert argues that by tapping the creative ideas of people across the country who are implementing solutions at the local level, the middle class can reassert its power, put the economy back on track, and usher in a new progressive era"--
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1945-
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Herbert, Bob
Dewey number
305.5/50973
Index
no index present
LC call number
HN59.2
LC item number
.H467 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Baker & Taylor Axis 360
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  • Middle class
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / General
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Classes
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Policy
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
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Losing our way : an intimate portrait of a troubled America, Bob Herbert, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-283)
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First edition.
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1 online resource (283 pages)
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9780385535892
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Losing our way : an intimate portrait of a troubled America, Bob Herbert, (electronic resource)
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-283)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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First edition.
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1 online resource (283 pages)
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unknown
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online
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9780385535892
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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