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Warren, Elizabeth

Summary: "Senator Elizabeth Warren has long been an outspoken champion of America's middle class, and by the time the people of Massachusetts elected her in 2012, she had become one of the country's leading progressive voices. Now, at a perilous moment for our nation, she has written a book that is at once an illuminating account of how we built the strongest middle class in history, a scathing...

Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company 2017

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.5 WAR

Summary: Presents the theory that the American dream, all but abandoned in the United States, has been adopted successfully in other countries, including Italy, France, Finland, Slovenia, Germany, Portugal, Norway, Tunisia, and Iceland, looking at such areas as worker benefits, public expenditure for the common good, and state-funded higher education.

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE WHE

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD WHE RATED R

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: HOT DVD

Kamenetz, Anya

Summary: An emerging spokesperson for a new generation addresses the grim state of young people today--and tells us how we can, and must, save our future. The nature of youth is to question, SO when 24-year-old Kamenetz started out as a journalist, she began asking hard questions for which no one seemed to have good answers. Why were her friends thousands of dollars in credit-card debt? Why did so many...

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books/Penguin 2006

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 330.973 KAM

Barlett, Donald L.

Summary: Examines the formidable challenges facing the middle class, calling for fundamental changes while surveying the extent of the problem and identifying the people and agencies most responsible.

Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2012

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 330.973 BAR

Summary: Since 1992, Bill Moyers has been following the story of two ordinary, hard-working families in Milwaukee-one black, one white-as they spent two decades in an extraordinary battle to keep from sliding into poverty. With poignant and revealing intimacy, this film chronicles the struggles of the Neumanns and the Stanleys as they try to hold onto their homes, their jobs, their health insurance, and...

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2013

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Stiglitz, Joseph E.

Summary: Discusses the causes of inequality, including unjust and irresponsible economic policies and misguided priorities, and offers suggestions to help the United States become a more fair and equitable society.

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2015

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.5 STI

Schiff, Peter D.

Summary: An update of the author's financial survival guide takes into account the dramatic economic shifts that are reshaping America and provides insights and information to help survive the current economic downturn.

Publisher / Publication Date: John Wiley 2009

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 332.6 SCH

Stiglitz, Joseph E.

Summary: Examines how the wealthy classes have contributed to growing inequality in society and explains how the quest to increase wealth has hindered the country's economic growth as well as its efforts to solve its most pressing economic problems.

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton 2012

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.5 STI

Morduch, Jonathan

Summary: Drawing on the groundbreaking U.S. Financial Diaries project (http://www.usfinancialdiaries.org/), which follows the lives of 235 low- and middle-income families as they navigate through a year, the authors challenge popular assumptions about how Americans earn, spend, borrow, and save-- and they identify the true causes of distress and inequality for many working Americans.

Publisher / Publication Date: Princeton University Press 2017

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

Hartmann, Thom

Summary: "One of our most influential progressive voices tells the story of the hollowing of the American middle class and lays out the choices that we must make now to ensure that the dream of prosperity can live on for generations."--

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 330.973 HAR

Rivlin, Gary.

Summary: "A unique and riveting exploration of one of America's largest and fastest-growing industries--the business of poverty"--Provided by publisher.

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Business 2010

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 339.46 RIV

Meredith, Robyn.

Summary: Today, India is as near as the voice answering an 800 number for one dollar an hour, and China is as close as the nearest Wal-Mart. Not since the United States rose to prominence a century ago have we seen such tectonic shifts in global power; but India and China are vastly different nations, with opposing economic and political strategies--strategies we must understand in order to survive in...

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2007

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 330.951 MER

Kunstler, James Howard.

Summary: What will happen when our current plagues of global warming, epidemic disease, and overpopulation collide to exacerbate the end of the oil age? The last two hundred years have seen the greatest explosion of progress and wealth in the history of mankind, much of it based on the exploitation of cheap, nonrenewable fossil-fuel energy. Our daily enjoyment of oil and gas has given us the energy...

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2005

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 333.7 KUN

Causey, Frances

Summary: Explores the impact that deregulation and outsourcing have had on American's middle class.

Publisher / Publication Date: Passion River 2013

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC HEI

Harris, Malcolm

Summary: "Millennials have been stereotyped as lazy, entitled, narcissistic, and developmentally delayed. In fact, they are the hardest working and most educated generation in American history, a generation that poured unprecedented amounts of time and money into preparing themselves for the 21st century market. Yet here they are: poorer, more medicated, more precariously employed, and with less of a...

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2017

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Beck, Glenn.

Summary: Radio host, television personality, and author Glenn Beck revisits famous patriot Thomas Paine's Common Sense to reexamine today's political arena and present a case against big government.

Publisher / Publication Date: Mercury Radio Arts/Simon & Schuster Audio 2009

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 973.3 BEC

Hayes, Christopher

Summary: Analyzes scandals in high-profile institutions, from Wall Street and the Catholic Church to Major League Baseball, while evaluating how an elite American meritocracy rose throughout the past half-century before succumbing to corruption and failure.

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2012

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Deitrick, Bob.

Publisher / Publication Date: Advantage 2012

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 330.973 DEI

Dunkelman, Marc J.

Summary: "Identifies [what the author sees as] an epochal shift in the structure of American life--a shift unnoticed by many. Routines that once put doctors and lawyers in touch with grocers and plumbers--interactions that encouraged debate and cultivated compromise--have changed dramatically since the postwar era. Both technology and the new routines of everyday life connect tight-knit circles and...

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 307 DUN

Kunstler, James Howard.

Summary: Offers predictions as to what technological advances will truly bring, in a sobering look at the future that dispels the overly optimistic vision of the future as depicted in 1950s pop culture.

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2012

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 303.48 KUN

Summary: Two raging grannies on their mobility scooters travel from Seattle to Wall Street on a quest to find out whether perpetual economic growth is possible. Shirley (90) and Hinda (84) grew up during the great depression. This is a film searching for new answers, but also a film about friendship, coming of age, illness and fear of death.

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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

Roberts, Paul

Summary: Drawing on the fields of economics, psychology, history and political philosophy, Roberts shows how we have become so obsessed with "maximizing returns" that we embrace virtually any means--any technology, personal tactic, or corporate strategy--that can deliver, regardless of consequences. Roberts lays out the history and geography of this new social order and charts a clear pathway toward a...

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 306.3 ROB

Maharidge, Dale.

Summary: Travel to the working-class heart of America, and follow the deepening crises of poverty and homelessness. Starting in 1980, Maharidge and Williamson have investigated the state of the working class. They follow the lives of several families over a thirty-year span to present an intimate and devastating portrait of workers going jobless.

Publisher / Publication Date: University of California Press 2011

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.562 MAH

Martin, Courtney E.

Summary: "Are we living the good life-and what defines 'good', anyway? Americans today are constructing a completely different framework for success than their parents' generation, using new metrics that TEDWomen speaker and columnist Courtney Martin has termed collectively the "New Better Off". The New Better Off puts a name to the American phenomenon of rejecting the traditional dream of a 9-to-5 job,...

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult- Fantasy, Call number: 306.9 Martin 2016