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The American Dream Vs. the Gospel of Wealth: The Fight for a Productive Middle-Class Economy (Future of American Democracy)

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Norton Garfinkle paints a disquieting picture of America today: a nation increasingly divided between economic winners and losers, a nation in which the middle-class American Dream seems more and more elusive. Recent government policies reflect a commitment to a new supply-side winner-take-all Gospel of Wealth. Garfinkle warns that this supply-side economic vision favors the privileged few over the majority of American citizens striving to better their economic condition.

 

Garfinkle employs historical insight and data-based economic analysis to demonstrate compellingly the sharp departure of the supply-side Gospel of Wealth from an American ideal that dates back to Abraham Lincoln—the vision of America as a society in which ordinary, hard-working individuals can get ahead and attain a middle-class living, and in which government plays an active role in expanding opportunities and ensuring against economic exploitation. Supply-side economic policies increase economic disparities and, Garfinkle insists, they fail on technical, factual, moral, and political grounds. He outlines a fresh economic vision, consonant with the great American tradition of ensuring strong economic growth, while preserving the middle-class American Dream.

Synopsis:

“The most important book I've read in years.”—Bill Moyers

Synopsis:

In this important book, Garfinkle outlines a fresh economic vision consonant with the great American tradition of ensuring strong economic growth, while preserving the middle-class American Dream.

Synopsis:

Norton Garfinkle paints a disquieting picture of America today: a nation increasingly divided between economic winners and losers, a nation in which the middle-class American Dream seems more and more elusive. Recent government policies reflect a commitment to a new supply-side winner-take-all Gospel of Wealth. Garfinkle warns that this supply-side economic vision favors the privileged few over the majority of American citizens striving to better their economic condition.

Garfinkle employs historical insight and data-based economic analysis to demonstrate compellingly the sharp departure of the supply-side Gospel of Wealth from an American ideal that dates back to Abraham Lincoln—the vision of America as a society in which ordinary, hard-working individuals can get ahead and attain a middle-class living, and in which government plays an active role in expanding opportunities and ensuring against economic exploitation. Supply-side economic policies increase economic disparities and, Garfinkle insists, they fail on technical, factual, moral, and political grounds. He outlines a fresh economic vision, consonant with the great American tradition of ensuring strong economic growth, while preserving the middle-class American Dream.

About the Author

Norton Garfinkle is chairman, The Future of American Democracy Foundation. He has taught economics at Amherst College and is former chairman of the George Washington University Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies. He lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300108606
Subtitle:
The Fight for a Productive Middle-Class Economy
Author:
Garfinkle, Norton
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Subject:
Democracy
Subject:
Economic Conditions
Subject:
Supply-side economics
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Public Policy - Economic Policy
Subject:
United States Economic policy.
Subject:
Supply side economics -- United States.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
The Future of American Democracy Series
Publication Date:
20061010
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 0.9 lb

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“The most important book I've read in years.”—Bill Moyers

"Synopsis" by , In this important book, Garfinkle outlines a fresh economic vision consonant with the great American tradition of ensuring strong economic growth, while preserving the middle-class American Dream.

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Norton Garfinkle paints a disquieting picture of America today: a nation increasingly divided between economic winners and losers, a nation in which the middle-class American Dream seems more and more elusive. Recent government policies reflect a commitment to a new supply-side winner-take-all Gospel of Wealth. Garfinkle warns that this supply-side economic vision favors the privileged few over the majority of American citizens striving to better their economic condition.

Garfinkle employs historical insight and data-based economic analysis to demonstrate compellingly the sharp departure of the supply-side Gospel of Wealth from an American ideal that dates back to Abraham Lincoln—the vision of America as a society in which ordinary, hard-working individuals can get ahead and attain a middle-class living, and in which government plays an active role in expanding opportunities and ensuring against economic exploitation. Supply-side economic policies increase economic disparities and, Garfinkle insists, they fail on technical, factual, moral, and political grounds. He outlines a fresh economic vision, consonant with the great American tradition of ensuring strong economic growth, while preserving the middle-class American Dream.

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