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Summary: Examines economics professor and Clinton Administration cabinet member Robert Reich's crusade to expose the problem of income inequality in the United States.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 330.973 DVD Inequality 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC INE
1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF INE

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD NonFic In

Reich, Robert B.

Summary: Uses illustrations and infographics to explain such vital economic issues as the minimum wage, taxes, and healthcare, advocating against the policies of global austerity, right-wing populism, and "Trumponomics."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Fantagraphics Books 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 330.9 REI

Reich, Robert B.

Summary: Celebrated economic policy maker and political theorist Robert B. Reich argues that the nation's 2008 economic collapse is the result of an increasing concentration of income and wealth at the top--and a middle class that had to go deeply into debt to maintain a decent standard of living. To ensure that prosperity is widely shared, he continues, requires the implementation of a much broader...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult, Call number: 330.973 REI

Blinder, Alan S.

Summary: An assessment of the U.S. financial crisis and its lessons explores its complex contributing factors while revealing some of its more devastating consequences, outlining potentially divisive solutions that may be necessary for recovery.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult, Call number: 330.973 BLI

Frank, Thomas

Summary: A look at why the worst economy since the 1930s has brought about the revival of conservatism.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.932 FRA

Blair, Tom.

Summary: Tom Blair has written, in the voice of Ben Franklin, an updated-for-today book that draws on the essence of Franklin's Poor Richard's Almanack to view America in 2011.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Pub. 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 973.3092 BLA

Cowen, Tyler.

Summary: Describes the post-recession job market that is erasing the middle range, leaving only high-earning jobs that utilize machine intelligence and data analysis and low-earning jobs for those who are not learning and adopting the new technologies.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 330.973 Cowen 2013

Clinton, Bill

Summary: "I wrote this book because I love my country and I'm concerned about our future," writes Bill Clinton. "As I often said when I first ran for President in 1992, America at its core is an idea, the idea that no matter who you are or where you're from, if you work hard and play by the rules, you'll have the freedom and opportunity to pursue your own dreams and leave your kids a country where they...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2011

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 330.973 Clinton 2011

Shilling, A. Gary.

Summary: "Top economist Gary Shilling shows you how to prosper in the slow-growing and deflationary times that lie ahead. While many investors fear a rapid rise in inflation, author Gary Shilling, an award-winning economic forecaster, argues that the global economy is going through a long period of de-leveraging and weak growth, which makes deflation far more likely and a far greater threat to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wiley 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult, Call number: 332.6 SHI

Quart, Alissa

1 hold on 3 copies

Summary: "Squeezed" weaves together intimate reporting with sharp and lively critique to show how the high cost of parenthood and our increasingly unstable job market have imploded the middle-class American Dream for many families, and offers surprising solutionsfor how we might change things. Families today are squeezed on every side--from high childcare costs and harsh employment policies to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco 2018

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.5 QUA

Dent, Harry S.

Summary: Examines current economic trends in conjunction with general demographic trends in order to predict the continued failure of federal stimulus plans and a near-future deflationary crisis.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult, Call number: 330.973 DEN

Woodward, Bob

Summary: Woodward examines the struggle between President Obama and the United States Congress to manage federal spending and tax policy for the three and one half years between 2009 and the summer of 2012. More than half the book focuses on the intense 44-day crisis in June and July 2011 when the United States came to the brink of a potentially catastrophic default on its debt.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 338.973 WOO

Woodward, Bob

Summary: Traces the behind-the-scenes battle between President Barack Obama and Congress over the nation's economy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2012

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 338.973 WOO

Warren, Elizabeth

Summary: Senator Elizabeth Warren presents an account of how the US built history's strongest middle class, a scathing indictment of the thirty-five years spent undermining it, and a rousing call to action.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 305.5 WAR

Schultz, Ed

Summary: Outlines the author's thoughts about the endangered middle class, covering topics from health care and education to international economic policies and global energy independence.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion 2010

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 330.973 SCH

Taibbi, Matt.

Summary: An investigation of financial, political, and media power in the United States, looking at what the author sees as a complete transfer of control in the first decade of the twenty-first century from a democracy to the self-interested elite.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Spiegel & grau trade paperbacks 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.932 TAI

Whitney, Meredith.

Summary: Reveals how cities and states are suffering from a more dramatic economic decline than most people realize, predicting a devastating imminent municipal crisis while sharing recommendations for preventing a broader catastrophe.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Portfolio/Penguin 2013

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 330.973 WHI

Grunwald, Michael.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2012

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.932 GRU

Saslow, Eli.

Summary: Documents the experiences of ten ordinary citizens who have shared their ambitions and struggles in letters written to President Obama, tracing how Obama personally responded and the ways in which the letters reflect American endurance and optimism.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.932 SAS

Walker, David M. (David Michael)

Summary: Shows how we can return to our founding principles of fiscal responsibility and stewardship for future generations, offering bold ideas to control spending, save Social Security, dramatically alter Medicare, and simplify the tax code--while taking into account the Obama Administration's current efforts, which receive never-before-published assessments both complimentary and critical.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult, Call number: 330.973 WAL

Martenson, Chris

Summary: The next 20 years will be completely different from the past. Current global trends are bleak: weak economic growth, too much debt, declining incomes for the lower 99%, a dangerous addiction to fossil fuels, and ecological destruction - just to name a few. Many of us understandably feel resigned to an eroding standard of living in the years to come. At best. But what if we told you that there...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: RDA Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 332 MAR

Summary: Meet Michael Ruppert, a different kind of American. A former Los Angeles police officer turned independent reporter, he predicted the current financial crisis in his self-published newsletter, From the Wilderness, at a time when most Wall Street and Washington analysts were still in denial. Director Chris Smith has shown an affinity for outsiders in films like American Movie and The Yes Men.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Film Buff 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF COL

Schiff, Peter D.

Summary: Predicts a worse crash if key economic changes cannot be made, arguing that American consumer habits are at the heart of today's problems and recommends that the nation declare bankruptcy and rebuild broken systems from scratch.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2012

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 330.973 SCH

Rosenberg, Joel C.

Summary: Bestselling author and international political expert Joel C. Rosenberg tackles the question: Is America an empire in decline or a nation poised for a historic Renaissance? America teeters on a precipice. In the midst of financial turmoil, political uncertainty, declining morality, the constant threat of natural disasters, and myriad other daunting challenges, many wonder what the future holds...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tyndale House Publishers 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult, Call number: 303.4 ROS