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The Age of Inequality: Corporate America's War on Working People

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The stories behind the inequality crisis
Forty years ago, the richest 1 percent controlled 25 percent of America's wealth. Today it's 40 percent, and the richest one-tenth of 1 percent have as much wealth as the bottom 90 percent. Launched in Chicago in 1976, the muckraking, progressive magazine In These Times has been tracking this disastrous history through
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Published April 18th 2017 by Verso
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محمد علی شفیعی
Dec 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A very good book about the roots and reasons of inequality in US. This book is a selection of articles of In These Times , if you're eager to know about inequality in capitalism generally and in US specifically, this book is a good starting point
Amosh
Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
compendium of incisive essays published in the "In These Times" paper over the past forty years. explains lofty political and socio-economic concepts like neoliberalism, intersectionality, unionism etc. cogently
Marna
Jul 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Compiled by IN THESE TIMES staff and contributors. Very informative. Both disturbing and hopeful about improvement of equality.
Bluedisc
Apr 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great book. It is a compendium of articles and selected writings. It has a great section and ends on how BLM is helping change America.
Mark Walker
Nov 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
A culmination of forty years of reporting by investigative reporters and progressive thinkers focuses on one of the key issues of our time, a steady movement towards an oligarchy in which ever more resources are being concentrated in an every smaller segment of our population. The richest 1 percent of Americans now own more wealth than the bottom 90%, while the country’s median household income is less today than it was in 1989. The great struggles of U.S. history, from the Civil War to the ...more
Cole Bedford
Oct 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
a great way to get some historical perspectives of how our current failing system got to where it is today. As someone not alive during the 70s and 80s, it was helpful to see how the politics of that day have trickled down to the current system. It was a good read since it was broken up and condensed. I highly suggest it for anyone who wants to gain some context to the current political structure.
Lynn
A good overview of the several fronts on which war has been waged against ‘the least of these’ in the neoliberal era. A collection of articles from In these Times, it is, inevitably, rapidly becoming dated: All of the topics covered have progressed considerably in the age of Trump. Nonetheless, for those who are less aware of what has been done to workers, minorities, and democracy itself, this is not a bad place to start.
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