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Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer--and Turned Its Back on the Middle Class
Winner-Take-All Politics How Washington Made the Rich Richer--and Turned Its Back on the Middle Class
Author: Jacob S. Hacker, Paul Pierson
A groundbreaking work that identifies the real culprit behind one of the great economic crimes of our time? the growing inequality of incomes between the vast majority of Americans and the richest of the rich. We all know that the very rich have gotten a lot richer these past few decades while most Americans haven?t. In fact, the exorbitantly pa...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781416588696
ISBN-10: 1416588698
Publication Date: 9/14/2010
Pages: 368
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Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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This book is primarily about our government's economic policies over the last 30+ years. The authors present an interesting and convincing explanation of how things got the way they are today, and why.

What is "winner-take-all politics"? The authors define the winner-take-all economy as:

"The hyperconcentration of rewards at the top that is the defining feature of the post-1970s economy."

Winner-take-all politics is the politics behind the winner-take-all economy.

While the authors are biased towards the Democrat party, they explain the roles that both parties have played in winner-take-all politics, and in some ways they make the Democrats look worse than the Republicans.

Although the book was written in 2010, it is still relevant today, as they describe long-term trends which are still in effect.


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