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The Resource Deaths of despair and the future of capitalism, Anne Case, Angus Deaton

Deaths of despair and the future of capitalism, Anne Case, Angus Deaton

Label
Deaths of despair and the future of capitalism
Title
Deaths of despair and the future of capitalism
Statement of responsibility
Anne Case, Angus Deaton
Title variation
Deaths of despair & the future of capitalism
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book documents the decline of white-working class lives over the last half-century and examines the social and economic forces that have slowly made these lives more difficult. Case and Deaton argue that market and political power in the United States have moved away from labor towards capital-as unions have weakened and politics have become more favorable to business, corporations have become more powerful. Consolidation in some American industries, healthcare especially, has brought an increase in monopoly power in some product markets so that it is possible for firms to raise prices above what they would be in a freely competitive market. This, the authors argue, is a major cause of wage stagnation among working-class Americans and has played a substantial role in the increase in deaths of despair. Case and Deaton offer a way forward, including ideas that, even in our current political situation, may be feasible and improve lives"--
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New York Times Notable Book, 2020
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Provided by publisher
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10895469
Cataloging source
PUL
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1958-
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Case, Anne
Dewey number
  • 362.28
  • 306.3/42
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6548.U6
LC item number
C37 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
HV 6548.U6
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Deaton, Angus
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True
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  • Premature death
  • Public health
  • Life expectancy
  • Capitalism
  • Capitalism
  • Life expectancy
  • Premature death
  • Public health
  • Social conditions
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Deaths of despair and the future of capitalism, Anne Case, Angus Deaton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-291) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: death in the afternoon -- Past as prologue: The calm before the storm -- Things come apart -- Deaths of despair -- The anatomy of the battlefield: The lives and deaths of the more (and less) educated -- Black and white deaths -- The health of the living -- The misery and mystery of pain -- Suicide, drugs, and alcohol -- Opioids -- What's the economy got to do with it?: False trails : poverty, income, and the Great Recession -- Growing apart at work -- Widening gaps at home -- Why is capitalism failing so many?: How American healthcare is undermining lives -- Capitalism, immigrants, robots, and China -- Firms, consumers, and workers -- What to do?
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 312 pages
Isbn
9780691190785
Lccn
2019040360
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1119532490
  • (OCoLC)on1119532490
  • 656811
Label
Deaths of despair and the future of capitalism, Anne Case, Angus Deaton
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-291) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: death in the afternoon -- Past as prologue: The calm before the storm -- Things come apart -- Deaths of despair -- The anatomy of the battlefield: The lives and deaths of the more (and less) educated -- Black and white deaths -- The health of the living -- The misery and mystery of pain -- Suicide, drugs, and alcohol -- Opioids -- What's the economy got to do with it?: False trails : poverty, income, and the Great Recession -- Growing apart at work -- Widening gaps at home -- Why is capitalism failing so many?: How American healthcare is undermining lives -- Capitalism, immigrants, robots, and China -- Firms, consumers, and workers -- What to do?
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 312 pages
Isbn
9780691190785
Lccn
2019040360
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1119532490
  • (OCoLC)on1119532490
  • 656811

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