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The Resource Down the up escalator : how the 99 percent live in the Great Recession, Barbara Garson

Down the up escalator : how the 99 percent live in the Great Recession, Barbara Garson

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Down the up escalator : how the 99 percent live in the Great Recession
Title
Down the up escalator
Title remainder
how the 99 percent live in the Great Recession
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Garson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "One of our most incisive and committed journalists--author of the classic All the Livelong Day--shows us the real human cost of our economic follies. The Great Recession has thrown huge economic chal­lenges at almost all Americans save the super-affluent few, and we are only now beginning to reckon up the human toll it is taking. Down the Up Escalator is an urgent dispatch from the front lines of our vast collective struggle to keep our heads above water and maybe even--someday--get ahead. Garson has interviewed an economically and geographically wide variety of Americans to show the pain­ful waste in all this loss and insecurity, and describe how individuals are coping. Her broader historical focus, though, is on the causes and consequences ofthe long stag­nation of wages and how it has resulted in an increasingly desperate reliance on credit and a series of ever-larger bubbles--stocks, technology, real estate. This is no way to run an economy, or a democracy. From the members of the Pink Slip Club in New York, to a California home health-care aide on the eve of eviction, to a subprime mortgage broker who still thinks it could have worked, Down the Up Escalator presents a sobering picture of what happens to a society when it becomes economically organized to benefit only the very rich and the quick-buck speculators. But it also demonstrates the wit and resilience of ordinary Americans--and why they deserve so much bet­ter than the hand they've been dealt"--
  • "An intimate look at the lives of Americans who have been affected, in very different ways, by the 2008 Recession"--
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Garson, Barbara
Dewey number
339.2/20973
Index
no index present
LC call number
HC110.I5
LC item number
G376 2013
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Income distribution
  • Equality
  • Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009
Label
Down the up escalator : how the 99 percent live in the Great Recession, Barbara Garson
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Publication
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9780385532747
Lccn
2012020359
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn668188515
  • 674857
Label
Down the up escalator : how the 99 percent live in the Great Recession, Barbara Garson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9780385532747
Lccn
2012020359
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn668188515
  • 674857

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