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Who Stole the American Dream?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2012

    I'm a Vietnam Vet, and everything that this book tells us is bas

    I'm a Vietnam Vet, and everything that this book tells us is based on our history since then. We were told that we were in Vietnam to stem the tide of the Red Menace, now they Red Menace controls our Middle Class. We all prospered with the Middle Class doing well from the 50's to the 70's, in the times of Goverment Controlled Bank, Business, and Enviromental Regulations. Then the American Business model changed, and bought their way into the Dreams and Lives of every citizen. As the Bought and Paid for by business Political Party states QUOTE "Are you Better Off Now", than in 1960? They continue to scare American's into believing that No Government, No Regulations, and No Taxes are a way to go, while dividing the Country into the QUOTE "You’re either with us or Against Us" mentality. Well while you are shopping at Wal-Mart for that next piece of Foreign Made stuff that you do not really need, and will break tomorrow anyway, READ THIS BOOK, and keep Your Mind Open!

    26 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 11, 2013

    Wake up America

    Who Stole the American Dream provides an insight into the problems with the corporate world and Congress, They are only concerned about their rich friends and have thrown the ordinary American under the bus. He explain the painful journey of most Americans as the poor get pooer and the middle class is disappearing and the gulf between the poor and the rich is getting wider and wider.

    It seems that the rich have convinced a certain part of the 47% to accept inequality as a way of life. Banks charge exorbitant feed and interest designed to keep the poor poor and the minimum wage is a laugh. The wealthy of this country are willing to tip their waiter at a higher rate that they are willing to pay the workers that make them rich.

    If we continue on the path that the hate radio, FOX TV, the rich, and our Congress is taking us, we will lose this democracy that we so dearly cherish.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 16, 2012

    Read this eye opening historical account. This book makes clear

    Read this eye opening historical account. This book makes clear how the economy has come to be in the unhealthy position that we find today.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2012

    I regarded myself as a good Republican voter until I finished th

    I regarded myself as a good Republican voter until I finished this book. Now I am not so sure. Although this book seems a bit to the liberal side it will truely make you think. It sure opened my eyes. I recommend it to anyone who feels their side is always right. We need more compromise in life and government.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2013

    Barbara, OSU Comp Student, Spring 2013 Hedrick Smith¿s political

    Barbara, OSU Comp Student, Spring 2013
    Hedrick Smith’s political nonfiction book highlighted the trade deficit, congressional gridlock, and out sourcing of jobs to spur reader political activism in hopes of decreasing the gap between the wealthiest one percent and the other ninety nine percent of Americans. Gaining the knowledge behind these major economic issues pushed me to become more speculative about who is controlling policies that affect working Americans, but at times the numerous topics addressed became overwhelming depressing, to the point that the situation and inequalities appeared far too corrupt to be fixed. Overall this book held a passionate interesting tone of voice, and is a worthwhile read for those interested in major economic issues.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2013

    A must read for every middle class American!

    Smith's book will not only open your eyes to a need for economic change in America, but shows the path that needs to be taken. If only every American middleclass, underclass person who has suffered from America's economic repression joined the grassroot movement to take our country back from the 1%, we could become the "land of the free, governed by the people, for the people" again. One of the best books I have read in years.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 18, 2013

    Highly Recommended reading!

    An extensive review of all the shenanigans pols, financial gurus, ceos, etc. ply upon our economy to get their way and steal the wealth of the nation.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted August 21, 2013

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