The Resource The vanishing middle class : prejudice and power in a dual economy, Peter Temin

The vanishing middle class : prejudice and power in a dual economy, Peter Temin

Label
The vanishing middle class : prejudice and power in a dual economy
Title
The vanishing middle class
Title remainder
prejudice and power in a dual economy
Statement of responsibility
Peter Temin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The United States is becoming a nation of rich and poor, with few families in the middle. In this book, MIT economist Peter Temin offers an illuminating way to look at the vanishing middle class. Temin argues that American history and politics, particularly slavery and its aftermath, play an important part in the widening gap between rich and poor. Temin employs a well-known, simple model of a dual economy to examine the dynamics of the rich/poor divide in America, and outlines ways to work toward greater equality so that America will no longer have one economy for the rich and one for the poor. Many poorer Americans live in conditions resembling those of a developing country--substandard education, dilapidated housing, and few stable employment opportunities. And although almost half of black Americans are poor, most poor people are not black. Conservative white politicians still appeal to the racism of poor white voters to get support for policies that harm low-income people as a whole, casting recipients of social programs as the Other--black, Latino, not like "us." Politicians also use mass incarceration as a tool to keep black and Latino Americans from participating fully in society. Money goes to a vast entrenched prison system rather than to education. In the dual justice system, the rich pay fines and the poor go to jail." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Temin, Peter
Dewey number
339.2/208900973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HC110.I5
LC item number
T455 2017eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Equality
  • Income distribution
  • Middle class
  • Minorities
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The vanishing middle class : prejudice and power in a dual economy, Peter Temin
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=3223417
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- A dual economy -- The FTE sector -- The low-wage sector -- Transition -- Race and gender -- The investment theory of politics -- Preferences of the very rich -- Concepts of government -- Mass incarceration -- Public education -- American cities -- Personal and national debts -- Comparisons -- Conclusions
Control code
ocn976434833
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 234 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262339995
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
EED2E3D4-3FE7-4553-87FC-CB6BE8A65FE5
System control number
(OCoLC)976434833
Label
The vanishing middle class : prejudice and power in a dual economy, Peter Temin
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=3223417
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- A dual economy -- The FTE sector -- The low-wage sector -- Transition -- Race and gender -- The investment theory of politics -- Preferences of the very rich -- Concepts of government -- Mass incarceration -- Public education -- American cities -- Personal and national debts -- Comparisons -- Conclusions
Control code
ocn976434833
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 234 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262339995
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
EED2E3D4-3FE7-4553-87FC-CB6BE8A65FE5
System control number
(OCoLC)976434833

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