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The Confiscation of American Prosperity

From Right-Wing Extremism and Economic Ideology to the Next Great Depression

  • Authors
  • Michael Perelman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. The Plunder: The Extent of the Confiscation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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      Pages 3-14
  3. The Plot: How the Right Wing Captured America

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
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      Pages 17-29
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      Pages 31-42
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      Pages 43-57
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      Pages 59-79
  4. Retribution: How the Takeover Undermines the Economy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
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      Pages 83-93
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      Pages 95-101
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      Pages 103-131
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      Pages 133-142
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      Pages 163-166
  5. The Impotence of Economics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
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      Pages 169-177
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      Pages 179-197
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      Pages 199-201
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 203-239

About this book

Introduction

This book argues that the right-wing revolution in the United States has created deepening inequality and will lead to economic catastrophe. The author makes the case that over the past three decades the rich have confiscated wealth and income from the poor and middle class to a far greater extent than many realize, and he explores in detail important but commonly unmeasured dimensions of inequality. He also takes aim at the economics profession, criticising the analytical blinders that leave economists incapable of seeing the coming crisis.

Keywords

business capitalism depression economics Import inequality USA

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