- The Vanishing Middle Class, New Epilogue: Prejudice and Power in a Dual Economy24,99 €
- Poor People12,99 €
- Price of Inequality9,99 €
- Toxic Inequality: How America's Wealth Gap Destroys Mobility, Deepens the Racial Divide, and Threatens Our Future34,99 €
- Twenty Years of Life: Why the Poor Die Earlier and How to Challenge Inequity37,99 €
- Profit and Punishment: How America Criminalizes the Poor in the Name of Justice26,99 €
- Poverty and Inequality in the Era of Structural Reforms: The Case of Bolivia117,69 €
A government dominated by finance, corporate interests, and the wealthy has undermined democracy, stunted social mobility, and changed the character of the nation. In this tough-minded dissection of the gulf between the super-rich and the working and middle classes, Ronald P. Formisano explores how the dramatic rise of income inequality over the past four decades has transformed America from a land of democratic promise into one of diminished opportunity. Since the 1970s, government policies have contributed to the flow of wealth to the top income strata. The United States now is more a plutocracy than a democracy.
Formisano surveys the widening circle of inequality's effects, the exploitation of the poor and the middle class, and the new ways that predators take money out of Americans' pockets while passive federal and state governments stand by. This data-driven book offers insight into the fallacy of widespread opportunity, the fate of the middle class, and the mechanisms that perpetuate income disparity.