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Americans have always believed that economic growth leads to job growth. In this groundbreaking analysis, Stanley Aronowitz argues that this is no longer true. Just Around the Corner examines the state of the American economy as planned by Democrats and Republicans over the last thirty years. Aronowitz finds that economic growth has become "delinked" from job creation, and that unemployment and underemployment are a permanent condition of our economy. He traces the historical roots of this state of affairs and sees under the surface of booms and busts a continuum of economic austerity that creates financial windfalls for the rich at the expense of most Americans. Aronowitz also explores the cultural and political processes by which we have come to describe and accept economics in the United States. He concludes by presenting a concrete plan of action that would guarantee employment and living wages for all Americans. With both measured analysis and persuasive reasoning, Just Around the Corner provides an indispensable guide to our current economic predicament and a bold challenge to economists and policymakers.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. CONTENTS
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. vii-xii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-18
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  1. ONE: How We Got Here: A Snapshot Economic History of America
  2. pp. 19-46
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  1. TWO: The Reagan Revolution, the Clinton “Boom,” and the Downsizing of America
  2. pp. 47-80
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  1. THREE: It’s the Technology, Stupid
  2. pp. 81-106
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  1. FOUR: The Price of Neoliberal Globalization
  2. pp. 107-132
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  1. FIVE: A Real Jobs and Income Program
  2. pp. 133-152
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 153-156
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 157-163
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781592131396
Related ISBN
9781592131389
MARC Record
OCLC
166345820
Pages
163
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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