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Title:
Third World America : how our politicians are abandoning the middle class and betraying the American dream
Author:
Huffington, Arianna Stassinopoulos, 1950-
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Crown Publishers, [2010]

©2010
Physical Description:
xi, 276 pages ; 22 cm
Summary:
The United States of America is in danger of becoming a Third World nation. The evidence is all around us: Our industrial base is vanishing, taking with it the jobs that have formed the backbone of our economy; our education system is in shambles, making it harder for tomorrow's workforce to land good 21st century jobs; our infrastructure is crumbling; our economic system has been reduced to recurring episodes of Corporations Gone Wild; our political system is in thrall to a small financial elite using the power of the checkbook to control both parties. Our children and grandchildren will enjoy fewer opportunities and face a lower standard of living than we did. Finally, she shows what we need to do to stop our freefall.--From publisher description.
Language:
English
Contents:
Third world America -- Nightmare on Main Street -- America the beautiful [strike through] dilapidated -- CSI USA: Who killed the American dream? -- Saving ourselves from a third world future.
ISBN:
9780307719829
Format :
Book