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The Great Divergence by Timothy Noah
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May 28, 12

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Read from May 17 to 28, 2012

The author goes through the major causes and consequences of the "great divergence", a term coined by Paul Krugman describing the contraction of the middle class from 1979 until present time. As someone who has a limited economics background, I found the book relatively easy to read and found the graphs provided throughout the chapters helpful. The book should serve as a wake-up call to policy makers and the public who do not see the abyss that the middle class is already drowning under.
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