Evil Geniuses: The Unmaking of America: A Recent History
ISBN: 1984801341
EAN13: 9781984801340
Language: English
Publication Date: Aug 11, 2020
Pages: 480
Dimensions: 2" H x 9.25" L x 6.13" W
Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELER - When did America give up on fairness? The author of Fantasyland tells the epic history of how America decided that big business gets whatever it wants, only the rich get richer, and nothing should ever change--and charts a way back to the future.

The one book everyone must read as we figure out how to rebuild our country.--Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs and Leonardo da Vinci

During the twentieth century, America managed to make its economic and social systems both more and more fair and more and more prosperous. A huge, secure, and contented middle class emerged. All boats rose together. But then the New Deal gave way to the Raw Deal. Beginning in the early 1970s, by means of a long war conceived of and executed by a confederacy of big business CEOs, the superrich, and right-wing zealots, the rules and norms that made the American middle class possible were undermined and dismantled. The clock was turned back on a century of economic progress, making greed good, workers powerless, and the market all-powerful while weaponizing nostalgia, lifting up an oligarchy that served only its own interests, and leaving the huge majority of Americans with dwindling economic prospects and hope.

Why and how did America take such a wrong turn? In this deeply researched and brilliantly woven cultural, Read More chevron_right

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