Illusions of Prosperity

Illusions of Prosperity : America's Working Families in an Age of Economic Insecurity

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Why, in an era of downsized corporation, stagnant wages and decreasing job security, do Americans continue to embrace free market capitalism? This volume attempts to explain the paradoxical relationship between America's love of unrestrained capitalism and the real effects it has on the daily lives of American workers. The author argues that a more proactive government - one that cares for its citizens with social programmes and safety nets - is needed to compensate for the economic instability bred by unchecked capitalist more

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  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 162.56 x 236.22 x 25.4mm | 521.63g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195089936
  • 9780195089936

About Joel Blau

Joel Blau is an Associate Professor, and Director of the Ph.D. Program, at the School of Social Welfare, State University of New York, Stony Brook. He is the author of The Visible Poor: Homelessness in the United States. He lives in Brooklyn, New more

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