Social Stratification
This Land Is Their Land: Reports from a Divided Nation
This Land Is Their Land
Reports from a Divided Nation
Hardcover      ISBN: 0805088407
Denounces the twenty-first-century's first political decade as the cruelest in memory, in a report that analyzes such modern challenges as political and corporate corruption, the widening economic gap, and a rise in extreme conservatism.
Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy
Twilight of the Elites
America After Meritocracy
Paperback      ISBN: 0307720462
Analyzes scandals in high-profile institutions, from Wall Street and the Catholic Church to corporate America and Major League Baseball, while evaluating how an elite American meritocracy rose throughout the past half-century before succumbing to unprecedented levels of corruption and failure. 75,000 first printing.
White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America
White Trash
The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America
Paperback      ISBN: 0143129678
The New York Times Besteller, with a new afterword from the author “This estimable book rides into the summer doldrums like rural electrification. . . . It deals in the truths that matter.
Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future
Aftershock
The Next Economy and America's Future
Paperback      ISBN: 0345807227
Analyzes the economic crisis while making recommendations for responsibly navigating its aftermath, suggesting that the downturn actually resulted from a disproportionate concentration of wealth at the expense of a debt-burdened middle class.
The Age of Inequality: Corporate America's War on Working People: A Forty-Year Investigation by In These Times
The Age of Inequality
Corporate America's War on Working People: A Forty-Year Investigation by In These Times
Paperback      ISBN: 1786631148
The stories behind the inequality crisis Forty years ago, the richest 1 percent controlled 25 percent of America’s wealth. Today it’s 40 percent, and the richest one-tenth of 1 percent have as much wealth as the bottom 90 percent. Launched in Chicago in 1976, the muckraking, progressive magazine In These Times has been tracking this disastrous history through groundbreaking and heart-wrenching reportage, as well as incisive analysis. This book tells the story of a shockingly successful corporate crackdown, from Reaganomics to the precarious sharing economy, as well as intermittent movements to stem the tide, from the Seattle global justice protests to the Fight for 15. Featuring contributions from Barbara Ehrenreich, Tom Frank, Tom Geoghegan, Juan González, Chris Hayes, Naomi Klein, Salim Muwakkil, Ralph Nader, Frances Fox Piven, Bernie Sanders, Slavoj ?i?ek, and many others, The Age of Inequality will be the definitive account of one of the defining issues of our time.
Alienated America: Why Some Places Thrive While Others Collapse
Alienated America
Why Some Places Thrive While Others Collapse
Hardcover      ISBN: 0062797107
Respected conservative journalist and commentator Timothy P. Carney continues the conversation begun with Hillbilly Elegy and the classic Bowling Alone in this hard-hitting analysis that identifies the true factor behind the decline of the American dream: it is not purely the result of economics as the left claims, but the collapse of the institutions that made us successful, including marriage, church, and civic life. During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald J. Trump proclaimed, “the American dream is dead,” and this message resonated across the country. Why do so many people believe that the American dream is no longer within reach? Growing inequality, stubborn pockets of immobility, rising rates of deadly addiction, the increasing and troubling fact that where you start determines where you end up, heightening political strife—these are the disturbing realities threatening ordinary American lives today. The standard accounts pointed to economic problems among the working class, but the root was a cultural collapse: While the educated and wealthy elites still enjoy strong communities, most blue-collar Americans lack strong communities and institutions that bind them to their neighbors. And outside of the elites, the central American institution has been religion That is, it’s not the factory closings that have torn us apart; it’s the church closings. The dissolution of our most cherished institutions—nuclear families, places of worship, civic organizations—has not only divided us, but eroded our sense of worth, belief in opportunity, and connection to one another. In Alienated America, Carney visits all corners of America, from the dim country bars of Southwestern Pennsylvania., to the bustling Mormon wards of Salt Lake City, and explains the most important data and research to demonstrate how the social connection is the great divide in America. He shows that Trump’s surprising victory was the most visible symptom of this deep-seated problem. In addition to his detailed exploration of how a range of societal changes have, in tandem, damaged us, Carney provides a framework that will lead us back out of a lonely, modern wilderness.
All the Money in the World: How the Forbes 400 Make--and Spend--their Fortunes
All the Money in the World
How the Forbes 400 Make--and Spend--their Fortunes
Paperback      ISBN: 030727876x
Commemorating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Forbes 400, an insightful study of the superrich profiles the wealthiest Americans of the past quarter century to reveal how they achieved success in various fields, how they made their fortunes in various industries, and how they saved, enhanced, and occasionally squandered their wealth. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
The Anatomy of Inequality: Its Social and Economic Origins and Solutions
The Anatomy of Inequality
Its Social and Economic Origins and Solutions
Hardcover      ISBN: 1612195695
From a country with one of the world’s lowest rates of income and social inequality comes a clear-eyed and timeless account that recalls Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century. In The Anatomy of Inequality, Swedish analyst Per Molander examines the development of social and economic inequity throughout the modern world, its history, and what can be done about it. By mining cultural history, Molander inventively addresses the obvious questions often avoided—including why the wealthiest countries, such as the United States, have the greatest incidences of inequality. Mixing anthropology, statistics, references to music and literature, and political science, Molander looks at inequality across various political and ideological systems and presents a persuasive, entirely reasonable case that, as surely as societies can be made unequal, so too can they be made equal.
The Anatomy of Inequality: Its Social and Economic Origins - and Solutions
The Anatomy of Inequality
Its Social and Economic Origins - and Solutions
Paperback      ISBN: 1612196233
“Virtually all human societies are marked by inequality, at a level that surpasses what could be expected from normal differences in individuals’ capabilities alone.” So begins this new approach to the greatest social ill of our time, and nearly every other era. From a country with one of the world’s lowest rates of income and social imbalance, award-winning Swedish analyst Per Molander’s book changes the conversation about the causes and effects of inequality. Molander addresses the obvious questions that other pundits often avoid—including why the wealthiest countries, such as the United States, have the greatest incidences of inequality. Drawing from anthropology, statistics, references to literature, and political science, Molander looks at his subject across various political and ideological systems to examine policies that have created more just societies, and demonstrate how we can enact similar changes in the name of equality. In doing so, he presents a persuasive and moving case that humankind is much greater than the inequalities it has created. From the Hardcover edition.
Annihilation of Caste
Annihilation of Caste
Paperback      ISBN: 1784783528
"A new annotated critical edition of B.R. Ambedkar's speech "Annihilation of Caste.""--