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Incredibly, however, for more than 30 years, government and big business in America have conspired to roll back the American dream. What was once accessible to a wide swath of the population is increasingly open only to a privileged few. The story of how the American middle class has been systematically impoverished and its prospects thwarted in favor of a new ruling elite is at the heart of this extraordinarily timely and revealing audiobook, whose devastating findings from two of the finest investigative reporters in the country will leave you astonished and angry.
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By NYNM on 10-01-12
Good in generalities, exhausting in specifics
Although the topic of "American Dream betrayal" is ubiquitous, the authors present an organized, coherent approach to the topic. Overall, I found the book to be quite informative. However, as it went on, it devolved into incredibly boring specifics. For example, a detailed discussion of Chinese vs. Japanese trade policies and the varying effects on middle class America. Then, I got lost in details and eventually lost interest. The info in this book would make a good term paper, tho.
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By Kevin on 09-01-16
Excellent account of fall of middle class
An extensively researched account of the calculated destruction of the American middle class and the resultant threat to our democracy. From an increasingly regressive tax code to policies that reward offshoring jobs to the increasing connectedness between the rich and their allies and politicians, it is all detailed here.