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Myths of rich & poor :why we're better off than we think

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Publisher Comments:

Popular wisdom holds that the years since 1973—the end of the “postwar miracle”—have been a time of economic decline and stagnation: lackluster productivity, falling real wages, and lost competitiveness. The rich have gotten richer, the poor have gotten poorer, and most of us have barely held on while watching all the best jobs disappear overseas.As Myths of Rich and Poor demonstrates, this picture is not just wrong, its spectacularly wrong. The hard numbers, simple facts, and iconoclastic arguments of this book will change the way you think about the American economy.

Book News Annotation:

Tries to show that the pessimism about the American economy is unfounded, that the economy has, in fact, been working better than ever. With jargon and graphs aimed to persuade, the book claims the following are not true: American's living standards have been falling; both adults have to work to maintain a good standard of living; American workers are no longer as productive as they once were; and, as companies ship manufacturing jobs overseas, the U.S. is left with inferior service jobs. The writers, a bank vice-president and business reporter, refer primarily to surveys, magazine articles, and statistics. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews@booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A leading economist and a top economic journalist show that contrary to conventional wisdom, America is at the peak of its economic well-being, with more opportunity for more people than at any other time in our history.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780465047840
Subtitle:
Why We're Better Off Than We Think
Author:
Cox, W Michael
Author:
Cox, W. Michael
Author:
Alm, Richard
Publisher:
Basic Books
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Economic Development
Subject:
Economic Conditions
Subject:
Wealth
Subject:
Poor
Subject:
Cost and standard of living
Subject:
Downsizing of organizations
Subject:
Modern - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
19990105
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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A leading economist and a top economic journalist show that contrary to conventional wisdom, America is at the peak of its economic well-being, with more opportunity for more people than at any other time in our history.

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