The system : who rigged it, how we fix it
Robert B. Reich (Author)
Millions of Americans have lost confidence in our political and economic system. After years of stagnant wages, volatile job markets, and an unwillingness to deal with profound threats such as climate change, there is a mounting sense that the system is fixed, serving only those select few with enough money to secure a controlling stake. This book shows how wealth and power have interacted to install an elite oligarchy, eviscerate the middle class, and undermine democracy. Using Jamie Dimon, the chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase, as an example, the author exposes how those at the top propagate myths about meritocracy, national competitiveness, corporate social responsibility, and the "free market," to distract most Americans from their accumulation of extraordinary wealth, and power over the system. Instead of answering the call to civic duty, they have chosen to uphold self-serving policies that line their own pockets and benefit their bottom line. The author's objective is not to foster cynicism, but rather to demystify the system so that we might instill fundamental change and demand that democracy works for the majority once again. -- Provided by publisher
Print Book, English, 2020
Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2020
viii, 206 pages ; 19 cm
9780525659044, 9780593082003, 0525659048, 0593082001
"This is a Borzoi book published by Alfred A. Knopf."