While America Aged

  • by Roger Lowenstein
  • Narrated by Michael McConnohie
  • 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In While America Aged, best-selling author Roger Lowenstein explains how corporations and governments ran up ruinous pension and health-care promises to workers - promises that are now coming due and that will hit America like a tsunami if nothing is done. Negotiating high benefits means gambling with future finances - and when the farm gets sold out from underneath major corporations or public institutions, it affects all of us, and in ways we might not imagine. With his trademark narrative panache, Lowenstein unravels the truth about how pensions work in America and illuminates the impending crisis.

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More detail than I wanted

I listened to this book in order to better understand pensions, since I am (apparently) part of a shrinking number of working Americans still accruing a one. The book goes into a little more detail than I had hoped for, particularly in regards to the San Diego pension crisis and the NY city workers pension fiasco. The reader is not the best, either. So, while you get the general concepts behind why pensions are being phased out, you may feel bogged down a bit by the minutia.
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- Laurie

While America Aged

An interesting book. However, the monotone voice of the reader makes it hard to listen.
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- Michael Wright

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-01-2008
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.