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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
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "An intimate look at the lives of Americans who have been affected, in very different ways, by the 2008 Recession"--
  • Journalist Barbara Garson 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. This book is an urgent dispatch from the front lines of our vast collective struggle to keep our heads above water. 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 of the 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. This sobering picture of what happens to a society when it becomes economically organized to benefit only the very rich and the quick-buck speculators also demonstrates the wit and resilience of ordinary Americans.--From publisher description
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10171995
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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
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True
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  • Income distribution
  • Equality
  • Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009
Target audience
adult
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how the 99 percent live in the Great Recession
Label
Down the up escalator : how the 99 percent live in the Great Recession, Barbara Garson
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Bubble birth control
  • Underwater and up the creek
  • Strategic default
  • An upright man
  • The house belongs to them
  • An old-fashioned foreclosure with a modern twist
  • Our savings.
  • Three investors
  • Rich or poor, it's good to have money
  • The perfect twofer
  • Introduction: What caused the Great Recession (in three scenes and one phone call)
  • Down is a dangerous direction
  • To be continued...
  • Influences, debts, and love
  • Our jobs.
  • The pink slip club
  • Down by the banks of the Ohio
  • Innovating the jobs away
  • Even bankers can be unemployed
  • Our homes.
  • Show me the mortgage
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9780385532747
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012020359
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)668188515
  • (OCoLC)ocn668188515
  • 295106
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
Contents
  • Bubble birth control
  • Underwater and up the creek
  • Strategic default
  • An upright man
  • The house belongs to them
  • An old-fashioned foreclosure with a modern twist
  • Our savings.
  • Three investors
  • Rich or poor, it's good to have money
  • The perfect twofer
  • Introduction: What caused the Great Recession (in three scenes and one phone call)
  • Down is a dangerous direction
  • To be continued...
  • Influences, debts, and love
  • Our jobs.
  • The pink slip club
  • Down by the banks of the Ohio
  • Innovating the jobs away
  • Even bankers can be unemployed
  • Our homes.
  • Show me the mortgage
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9780385532747
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012020359
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)668188515
  • (OCoLC)ocn668188515
  • 295106

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