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The Resource The crash of 2016 : the plot to destroy America--and what we can do to stop it, Thom Hartmann

The crash of 2016 : the plot to destroy America--and what we can do to stop it, Thom Hartmann

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The crash of 2016 : the plot to destroy America--and what we can do to stop it
Title
The crash of 2016
Title remainder
the plot to destroy America--and what we can do to stop it
Statement of responsibility
Thom Hartmann
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The United States is more vulnerable today than ever before-including during the Great Depression and the Civil War-because the pillars of democracy that once supported a booming middle class have been corrupted, and without them, America teeters on the verge of the next Great Crash. The United States is in the midst of an economic implosion that could make the Great Depression look like child's play. In THE CRASH OF 2016, Thom Hartmann argues that the facade of our once-great United States will soon disintegrate to reveal the rotting core where corporate and billionaire power and greed have replaced democratic infrastructure and governance. Our once-enlightened political and economic systems have been manipulated to ensure the success of only a fraction of the population at the expense of the rest of us. The result is a "for the rich, by the rich" scheme leading to policies that only benefit the highest bidders. Hartmann outlines the destructive forces-planted by Lewis Powell in 1971 and come to fruition with the "Reagan Revolution"-that have looted our nation over the past decade, and how their actions fit into a cycle of American history that lets such forces rise to power every four generations. However, a backlash is now palpable against the "economic royalists"-a term coined by FDR to describe those hoarding power and wealth-including the banksters, oligarchs, and politicians who have plunged our nation into economic chaos and social instability. Although we are in the midst of what could become the most catastrophic economic crash in American History, a way forward is emerging, just as it did in the previous great crashes of the 1760s, 1856, and 1929. The choices we make now will redefine American culture. Before us stands a genuine opportunity to embrace the moral motive over the profit motive-and to rebuild the American economic model that once yielded great success. Thoroughly researched and passionately argued, THE CRASH OF 2016 is not just a roadmap to redemption in post-Crash America, but a critical wake-up call, challenging us to act. Only if the right reforms are enacted and the moral choices are made, can we avert disaster and make our nation whole again"--
  • ""One of our most influential progressive voices tells the story of the hollowing of the American middle class and lays out the choices that we must make now to ensure that the dream of prosperity can live on for generations." --Provided by the publisher"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hartmann, Thom
Dewey number
330.973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HC106.83
LC item number
.H379 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Government & Business
  • HISTORY / United States / 21st Century
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / General
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Economy
  • HISTORY / United States / General
  • Economic forecasting
  • Financial crises
  • Rich people
  • Middle class
  • American Dream
  • United States
Label
The crash of 2016 : the plot to destroy America--and what we can do to stop it, Thom Hartmann
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
827257516
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxviii, 291 pages
Isbn
9780446584838
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013019837
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustration
Label
The crash of 2016 : the plot to destroy America--and what we can do to stop it, Thom Hartmann
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
827257516
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxviii, 291 pages
Isbn
9780446584838
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013019837
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustration

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