War on the Middle Class: How the Government, Big Business, and Special Interest Groups are Waging War on the American Dream and how to Fight Back

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Penguin, 2006 - 276 páginas
Prominent CNN host and commentator Lou Dobbs unleashes his manifesto on the vanishing American dream

Through his nightly CNN show, Lou Dobbs Tonight, his syndicated radio program, and his monthly magazine column, Lou Dobbs has become one of America’s most visible, popular, and respected voices on business and financial matters. Now, with War on the Middle Class, Dobbs takes an impassioned and rousing stance on the all-out class war that is turning the American dream into a nightmare.

The middle class has never been so vulnerable. Its every feature is under assault by politicians and the lobbyists who court them, big-business corporations that are sending their jobs overseas, and a media that relies on sensationalism instead of facts when reporting the news. In a sweeping analysis, Dobbs looks at every aspect of the decline of the middle class—from a lack of political representation to America’s corrupt health-care system—to demonstrate how the gap between America’s newest haves and have-nots is no longer merely financial, but instead includes the erosion of education, employment, government, and community. Dobbs proposes a series of measures to resolve each issue and incite people, whose future is being mortgaged to benefit a powerful few, to preserve their rights and dreams. War on the Middle Classis provocative, incendiary, and bound to be widely discussed—the perfect book to establish the terms of debate in this year’s midterm elections.

 

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MUST read this one. Prepare to have your outlook re-oriented. I made some changes in my political outlook and actions based upon this. Leer comentario completo

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A very good book, or should I say, a document on our levels of class in the United States of America. Five stars!

Contenido

Introduction
1
War on the Middle Class
13
Class Warfare
23
The Best Government Money Can
37
The Politics of Deceit
65
He Says She Says
84
The Exorbitant Cost of Free Trade
92
Broken Borders
131
A Generation of Failure
159
Its Enough to Make You Sick
173
The Best of Intentions
186
Taking Back America
197
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Lou Dobbsis the anchor and managing editor of CNN’s Lou Dobbs Tonight. He writes for Moneyand U.S. News & World Reportand manages the Lou Dobbs Money Letter. He has received the Peabody Award, the Luminary Award by the Business Journalism Review, the Horatio Alger Association Award for Distinguished Americans, as well as an Emmy Lifetime Achievement award.

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