Cowboy Capitalism: European Myths, American Reality

Overview

Europeans and many American pundits believe that while the U.S. economy may create more growth, Europeans have it better when it come to job security and other factors. Olaf Gersemann, a German reporter who came to America, found the reality quite different. He checked facts and found the market freedoms in America create a more flexible, adaptable and prosperous system then the declining welfare states of old Europe.

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Overview

Europeans and many American pundits believe that while the U.S. economy may create more growth, Europeans have it better when it come to job security and other factors. Olaf Gersemann, a German reporter who came to America, found the reality quite different. He checked facts and found the market freedoms in America create a more flexible, adaptable and prosperous system then the declining welfare states of old Europe.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781930865785
  • Publisher: Cato Institute
  • Publication date: 9/25/2005
  • Pages: 258
  • Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 8.16 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I He who laughs last - employment in Europe and the United States, 1979-2003
1 The end of convergence 9
2 Europe isn't working 17
3 The new economy lives ... in America 29
4 Europe's sluggishness - a chosen lot 43
5 America's golden '90s - was it all just hype? 67
6 A misery desperately longing for justification 75
Pt. II The United States : myths, half-truths, and reality
7 "Living standards are declining" 83
8 "For everything else, there's MasterCard" 91
9 "Poverty is on the rise" 99
10 "Just a bunch of McJobs" 111
11 "Moms need to work, too" 117
12 "Three jobs needed to survive" 123
13 "Unemployed behind bars" 129
14 "The doctor won't see them now ..." 133
Pt. III Unequal and unjust
15 Income inequality - tectonic shifts or what? 143
16 And the culprit is ... progress 155
17 Mass unemployment - the mother of all injustices 175
18 Inequality in education - the grandmother of all injustices 181
19 The American dream lives 189
20 Better securely unemployed than insecurely employed? 195
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