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The Betrayal of the American Dream
     

The Betrayal of the American Dream

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by Donald L. Barlett, James B. Steele
 

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A New York Times bestseller

America’s unique prosperity is based on its creation of a middle class. In the twentieth century, that middle class provided the workforce, the educated skills, and the demand that gave life to the world’s greatest consumer economy. It was innovative and dynamic; it eclipsed old imperial systems and colonial

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The Betrayal of the American Dream: What Went Wrong 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The writers show, with numerous illustrations, how the power and money hungry people in control of this country have sent all the good jobs overseas and destroyed old, revered companies that built the economy that allowed so many Americans to pull themselves into the Middle Class. Now that Middle Class is disappearing, and the gap between the rich and poor is widening. Any hope that my children and grandchildren will be able to have a better life than I have had is fast fading unless things change. Every American who loves his country and hopes for a brighter future should read this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book should be required reading for every Congressperson, Senator, and congressional staff member.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I heard an interview with the authors on npr and am looking forward to a good old fashioned progressive read.
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This book pulls no punches. Damning enditement of the ruling class's plundering of our commonwealth. Sad vignettes of workers screwed by corporations. Concise roadmap in the last chapter. Sad, angry, hopeful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These reporters made the difficult issues facing the US economy simple to understand. Is was really depressing to read and a couple of times I had the urge to slit my wrists I was so depressed, but the last chapter is a call to be informed as voters and insist on change in very specific areas. Thanks for the great info.
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