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The Coming Class War and How to Avoid it : Rebuilding the American Middle Class - Paul E. Peterson

The Coming Class War and How to Avoid it

Rebuilding the American Middle Class

Hardcover Published: 7th May 1999
ISBN: 9780765601971
Number Of Pages: 192
For Ages: 18 years old

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Discusses how the distribution of America's wealth is causing a decline in the middle class and an increase in the lower class, and suggest changes in policy which can offer possible solutions for the future

From Middle Class to Underclass to Class War?
A Touch of Class (Tension, That Is)
A Little More Class Tension--Some Simple Numbers
The Coming Class Tension--Some Harder Number
Do you Have a Friend in Prison
How Did It Get This Bad
Money, Wall Street and the New American Plutocracy
Twenty Five Years of prosperity--The Age of Keynes; The End of the Bretton Woods system
Emergency of the Casino Economy
Enter the Transnational Corporation
Enter the Financialized Economy
America and the Financialized Casino Economy
The Deliberate Path Towards a New American Class Structure Debunking the Big Lie
Middle -Class Decline and world Economic Decline
Doing It Slowly
The Role of Capital and Organized Corporate Interests
The Reasons: Middle-Class Decline and Class Creation
The Economic Lobbying Success Story
The Smoke Screen Over the Classes
Political Non-Response to Middle-Class Decline Number One: Clinton's Failed Campaign for Change
Political Non-Response to Middle-Class Decline Number One
Clinton's Failed Campaign for Change
Political Non-Response to Middle-Class Decline Number Two
The Not-So-Unsuccessful Contract with America
COntact--A Wolf in Sheeps' Clothing
The Next Contacts--A Flat Tax and a National Sales Tax
The Disenfranchised Middle Class--The Quasi-Economics of Confusion
Confusing the Electorate--The Scare--The Scare Tactic
Confusing the Electorate--The Use of Guilt
The Confusing Magnitude of the American Economy
Confusing the Electorate--The Use Of Quasi-Economics
The Quasi-Economics of Confusion
Genuine Economics
Muted and Isolationist Economic--The silence of the Economic Lambs
Class Warfare American style
Karl Marx and Class Warfare
Marxism and History
America's Egalitarian Class Structure 1945 to 1973
A Changing American Class Structure
The 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s
The New Class structure in the United States
Dual Labor Markets, the Shrinking Middle Class, and the Emerging Labor-Dependent Class
American Class Warfare--Intraclass Style
The Law-and-Order Versus the Criminal Classes
Gender Issues Intergenerational Class Conflict
Single-Issue Politics
Long-Term Trends in Income and Wealth Distribution
Long-Term Trends in social Health Deterioration
What Is to Be Done?
Appendix: Summary of Reich Classification on Work in America from work of Nations
Some Solutions for Class Harmony: Productivity and Growth Rebuilding America: A Twenty-First-Century New Deal
Faciliating Rebuilding America I: A Federal Capital Budget
Facilitating Rebuilding America II: A National Development Bank
A Modern Full Employment policy
TheNeed for Primary-Labor-Market Jobs
Health Care and Tax Reform
Federal Tax Policy and the Drift Toward Class Tensions
The Manufactured Class Tensions Over social Security
Needed: A Federal Tax System to Reduce class Tensions
The 1997 Budget-Balacing Tax Bill
Towards Strengthening and preserving Social Security
The Kerry Plan
Balance the Social Security Budget?
The Strobel-Peterson Social Security Plan
What Can Be Done?
Ending the Dominance of the Political Process by Money
Relegitimize Government
Summary, Observations and a prediction on the Problem
Financialization as the Road to political Control
THe Republicrats Economic Confusion
The Deafening Silence of Economists
A Three-Step Process of Control
Elitist Democrats and the Proletariat Republicans
Some Solutions
Rebuild America
A Single-Payer Health Care System and Tax Reform
Putting Security Back into Social Security
Campaign Finance Reform
Class Warfare, and the Loss of American Culture
Teddy--The Other Roosevelt
Whither Corporate Statesmanship?
Whither Democracy?
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ISBN: 9780765601971
ISBN-10: 0765601974
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18 years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 7th May 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.62 x 14.55  x 2.21
Weight (kg): 0.4