Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future

Aftershock

The Next Economy and America's Future

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ISBN10: 0307476332 ISBN13: 9780307476333 Publisher: Vintage Books Published: Apr 5 2011 Pages: 174 Weight: 0.45lbs. Height: 8.50" Width: 5.50" Depth: 0.50" Language: English

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Updated for paperback publication, Aftershock is a brilliant reading of the causes of our current economic crisis, with a plan for dealing with its challenging aftermath. When the nation’s economy foundered in 2008, blame was directed almost universally at Wall Street bankers. But Robert B. Reich, one of our most experienced and trusted voices on public policy, suggests another reason for the meltdown. Our real problem, he argues, lies in the increasing concentration of wealth in the hands of the richest Americans, while stagnant wages and rising costs have forced the middle class to go deep into debt. Reich’s thoughtful and detailed account of where we are headed over the next decades—and how we can fix our economic system—is a practical, humane, and much-needed blueprint for restoring America’s economy and rebuilding our society.

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