Beyond Outrage

Beyond Outrage

What Has Gone Wrong With Our Economy and Our Democracy, and How to Fix It

eBook - 2012
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In this eBook exclusive, Robert B. Reich urges Americans to get beyond mere outrage about the nation's increasingly concentrated wealth and corrupt politics in order to mobilize and to take back our economy and democracy. Americans can't rely only on getting good people elected, Reich argues, because nothing positive happens in Washington unless good people outside Washington are organized to help make those things happen after the election. But in order to be effectively mobilized, we need to see the big picture. Reich connects the dots for us, showing why the increasing share of income and wealth going to the top has hobbled jobs and growth for everyone else, while undermining our democracy; has caused Americans to become increasingly cynical about public life; and has turned many Americans against one another. He also explains why the proposals of the "regressive right" are dead wrong and provides a clear road map for what must be done instead. Here is a blueprint for action for everyone who cares about the future of America.
Publisher: New York : Albert A. Knopf, 2012.
ISBN: 9780307961822
0307961826
Branch Call Number: eBook OverDrive
Characteristics: 1 downloadable ebook.

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normf3
Mar 05, 2014

A quick and easy read. In my opinion, Reich is spot-on. We can look around and see evidence of what is happening these days. The recovery is sputtering because the middle class wage has stagnated and people aren't consuming.One of those makes-you-mad books.

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StarGladiator
Jul 27, 2013

It is important to remember, that Reich's first appointment was during a Republican administration, then would later be appointed by Clinton once again. Reich was recently at Seattle's Town Hall in what could only be described as a moronic lovefest! It doesn't matter that Reich supports a raise in the minimum wage, or is against inequality, Reich IS A STAUNCH ADVOCATE FOR THE OFFSHORING OF AMERICAN JOBS THROUGH MORE FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS! Please, try to understand this. If you've never read any legislation, and therefore have no idea of the equal attacks on the workers of America by BOTH the republicans and phony democrats [rightwingers who claim to be "liberal"] at least read all Reich's books and papers, for gosh sakes! [As long as Reich and Krugman support the major tools for growing inequality: offshoring of jobs through free trade agreements, private equity/LBO firms and hedge funds, their cosmetic approach does nothing but sell their books to the rubes!] Try Googling WikiLeaks' recent releases on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, et cetera.

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hypocracy
Jul 27, 2013

Professor Reich's message in this book to "WE THE PEOPLE" is make sure you know the facts and spreed them by-Getting Beyond Outrage-...Its all about the lies they tell We The People...George Orwell once explained that when a public is stressed and confused, a big lie told repeatedly and unchallenged can become accepted truth.

mrmervis Apr 07, 2013

I find Reich's commentary entertaining, enlightening and enraging.

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