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The Resource Can American capitalism survive? : why greed is not good, opportunity is not equal, and fairness won't make us poor, Steven Pearlstein

Can American capitalism survive? : why greed is not good, opportunity is not equal, and fairness won't make us poor, Steven Pearlstein

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Can American capitalism survive? : why greed is not good, opportunity is not equal, and fairness won't make us poor
Title
Can American capitalism survive?
Title remainder
why greed is not good, opportunity is not equal, and fairness won't make us poor
Statement of responsibility
Steven Pearlstein
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Pulitzer Prize-winning economics journalist Steven Pearlstein argues that our thirty year experiment in unfettered markets has undermined core values required to make capitalism and democracy work. Thirty years ago, 'greed is good' and 'maximizing shareholder value' became the new mantras woven into the fabric of our business culture, economy, and politics. Although, around the world, free market capitalism has lifted more than a billion people from poverty, in the United States most of the benefits of economic growth have been captured by the richest 10%, along with providing justification for squeezing workers, cheating customers, avoiding taxes, and leaving communities in the lurch. As a result, Americans are losing faith that a free market economy is the best system. In Can American Capitalism Survive', Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Steven Pearlstein chronicles our descent and challenges the theories being taught in business schools and exercised in boardrooms around the country. We're missing a key tenet of Adam Smith's wealth of nations: without trust and social capital, democratic capitalism cannot survive. Further, equality of incomes and opportunity need not come at the expense of economic growth. Pearlstein lays out bold steps we can take as a country: a guaranteed minimum income paired with universal national service, tax incentives for companies to share profits with workers, ending class segregation in public education, and restoring competition to markets. He provides a path forward that will create the shared prosperity that will sustain capitalism over the long term
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DLC
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Pearlstein, Steven
Dewey number
330.973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • HB501
  • HB501.P38
LC item number
  • .P3823 2018
  • C36 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Capitalism
  • Equality
  • United States
Label
Can American capitalism survive? : why greed is not good, opportunity is not equal, and fairness won't make us poor, Steven Pearlstein
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-235) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Is greed good?
  • Not-so-just deserts
  • Is equality of opportunity possible or even desirable?
  • Fairness and growth : a false choice
  • A better capitalism
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
244 pages
Isbn
9781250185983
Lccn
2018026432
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028528158
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1041206650
  • (OCoLC)1041206650
Label
Can American capitalism survive? : why greed is not good, opportunity is not equal, and fairness won't make us poor, Steven Pearlstein
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-235) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Is greed good?
  • Not-so-just deserts
  • Is equality of opportunity possible or even desirable?
  • Fairness and growth : a false choice
  • A better capitalism
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
244 pages
Isbn
9781250185983
Lccn
2018026432
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028528158
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1041206650
  • (OCoLC)1041206650

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