Losing Our Way

Losing Our Way

An Intimate Portrait of A Troubled America

eBook - 2014
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In a searing indictment of America's decline, former New York Times columnist Bob Herbert profiles struggling Americans--casualties of decades of government policies that have produced underemployment, inequality, and pointless wars--and offers a ringing call to arms to restore justice and the American dream.The United States needs to be reimagined. Once described by Lincoln as the last best hope on earth, the country seemed on the verge of fulfilling its immense promise in the mid 1960s and early 1970s: unemployment was low, wages and profits were high, and the nation's wealth--by today's standards--was distributed in a remarkably equitable fashion. America was a society confident that it could bring a middle-class standard of living (at the very least) and the full rights of citizenship to virtually everyone. This sense of possibility has evaporated. In this book longtime New York Times columnist Bob Herbert combines devastating stories of...
Publisher: 2014
ISBN: 9780385535892
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Jun 11, 2015

Always loved Mr. Herbert's columns, and while I cannot criticize anything in this book up until the end, when cognitive dissonance takes over. Wishful thinking is no defense against the onslaught of the plutocracy, or the global banking cartel or transnational capitalist class, whatever its designated label.


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