The State of Working Americaby Lawrence Mishel, Jared Bernstein, John Schmitt
"A comprehensive statistical portrait of the standard of living of working Americans. ... A very interesting and useful book. It presents a wealth of statistical information in a very accessible manner". -- Journal of
". . . one of the great values of this resource is that the numbers show clearly not only the ways in which neoliberal politicians have failed to raise the standard of living for most people, but also how neoclassical economics itself is deeply flawed. . . . The State of Working America is particularly valuable because the authors give you access to the data they use: you can download most of that from their website, and they provide an extensive methodological section. But the authors do not just show you data: they give you their analysis, putting the trends into context."Stephanie Luce, Against the Current (September/October 2013)
Meet the Author
Lawrence Mishel is the president of the Economic Policy Institute and its research director from 1987 to 1999. He is the coauthor of every edition of The State of Working America.
Josh Bivens has been an economist at the Economic Policy Institute since 2002. He is the author of Failure by Design: The Story behind America's Broken Economy and coauthor of The State of Working America, 12th Edition, both from Cornell.
Elise Gould is Director of Health Policy Research at the Economic Policy Institute.
Heidi Shierholz is an economist at the Economic Policy Institute and coauthor of The State of Working America, 2008/2009 and The State of Working America, 12th Edition, both from Cornell.
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