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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

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

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

Nathan, Rebekah.

Summary: FROM THE PUBLISHER : After more than fifteen years of teaching, Rebekah Nathan, a professor of anthropology at a large state university, realized that she no longer understood the behavior and attitudes of her students. Fewer and fewer participated in class discussion, tackled the assigned reading, or came to discuss problems during office hours. And she realized from conversations with her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Cornell University Press 2005

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 378.198 NAT

Summary: Presents essays by first- and second-generation immigrant writers on the realities of immigration, multiculturalism, and marginalization in an increasingly divided America. From Trump's proposed border wall and travel ban to the marching of White Supremacists in Charlottesville, America is consumed by tensions over immigration and the question of which bodies are welcome. In this...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2019

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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...

Format: text

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

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Niedzviecki, Hal

Summary: A roller-coaster tour through our obsession with the future - and what's at stake when we neglect our present. Tech bloggers livecast the launch of the latest Kindle, crowds form serpentine lines outside of Apple stores on the eve of new iPhone releases, stock markets surge and recede on rumours of what Intel and Microsoft have in the pipeline, and, on college campuses across the country,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Seven Stories Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973 NIE

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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

Hirshman, Linda R.

Summary: Chronicles the gay rights movement, revealing how the fight for gay rights has changed the American landscape for all citizens, blurring rigid gender lines and redefining the definition of family.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.766 HIR

Barna, George

Contents: Part 1. Faith and spirituality. Religious beliefs -- Religious behavior -- The unchurched -- Religious education -- The Bible -- Evangelicals -- Life transformation -- Part 2. Government and politics. Government satisfaction -- Political engagement -- Political ideology -- National priorities -- Part 3. Lifestyles and perspectives. Population growth -- Happiness -- Life satisfaction -- Success...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 320.5 Bar

Barna, George

Summary: We live in a tumultuous time. Upheavals and reversals in culture, popular opinion, morality, race relations, socioeconomic status, and so much more have entire generations feeling off balance or out of touch. How do we keep pace with the breathtaking rate of change in our society when we can hardly find time to keep up with our racing newsfeeds? And in the face of such enormous cultural forces,...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Baker Books 2016

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CDA 320.5 Bar

Edelman, Peter B.

Summary: Odfers an informed analysis of how the United States can be so wealthy yet have an outsized number of unemployed and working poor.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Press 2012

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 339.46 EDE

Beran, Michael Knox.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ivan R. Dee 2010

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 320.51 BER

O'Neil, Cathy

Summary: "A former Wall Street quantitative analyst sounds an alarm on mathematical modeling, a pervasive new force in society that threatens to undermine democracy and widen inequality,"--NoveList. "We live in the age of the algorithm. Increasingly, the decisions that affect our lives-- where we go to school, whether we get a car loan, how much we pay for health insurance--are being made not by humans,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2016

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Jeremiah, David

Summary: "David Jeremiah highlights the decline in Western culture, especially America, and calls on his readers to reverse this downward spiral"--Provided by the publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: FaithWords 2011

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 277.3 JER

Traister, Rebecca

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Summary: In the year 2018, it seems as if women's anger has suddenly erupted into the public conversation. But long before Pantsuit Nation, before the Women's March, and before the #MeToo movement, women's anger was not only politically catalytic but politically problematic. The story of female fury and its cultural significance demonstrates the long history of bitter resentment that has enshrouded...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2018

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Metzl, Jonathan

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Summary: "With the rise of the Tea Party and the election of Donald Trump, many middle- and lower-income white Americans threw their support behind conservative politicians who pledged to make life great again for people like them. But as Dying of Whiteness shows, the right-wing policies that resulted from this white backlash put these voters' very health at risk--and, in the end, threaten everyone's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2019

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Summary: "In the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election, there was shock, outrage, and, for some, satisfaction. When 53 percent of white women voted for Donald Trump and 94 percent of black women voted for Hillary Clinton, how can women unite as a political class in Trump's America? The misogyny, racism, and xenophobia that were features of the campaign have long been a part of American life, but...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picador 2017

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Edin, Kathryn J.

Summary: "A revelatory account of poverty in America so deep that we, as a country, don't think it exists Jessica Compton's family of four would have no cash income unless she donated plasma twice a week at her local donation center in Tennessee. Modonna Harrisand her teenage daughter Brianna in Chicago often have no food but spoiled milk on weekends. After two decades of brilliant research on...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 339.3 EDI

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 339.3 EDI

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

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.932 FRA

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.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2012

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.52 HAY

Cottom, Tressie McMillan

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Summary: "In these eight ... explorations on beauty, media, money, and more, Tressie McMillan Cottom--award-winning professor and ... author of Lower Ed--embraces her ... role as a purveyor of wit, wisdom, and Black Twitter snark about all that is right and much that is wrong with this thing we call society"--Dust jacket flap.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The New Press 2019

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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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2017

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Summary: A collection of letters--to ancestors, to children five generations from now, to strangers in grocery lines, to any and all who feel weary and discouraged--written by award-winning novelists, poets, political thinkers, and activists.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 816 RAD

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 816 Rad

Wuthnow, Robert

Summary: What is fueling rural America's outrage toward the federal government? Why did rural Americans vote overwhelmingly for Donald Trump? And, beyond economic and demographic decline, is there a more nuanced explanation for the growing rural-urban divide? Drawing on more than a decade of research and hundreds of interviews, Robert Wuthnow brings us into America's small towns, farms, and rural...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Princeton University Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306 WUT

Herbert, Bob

Summary: "In a searing indictment of America's decline, former New York Times columnist Bob Herbert profiles struggling Americans--casualties of decades of government policies that have produced underemployment, inequality, and pointless wars--and offers a ringing call to arms to restore justice and the American dream. The United States needs to be reimagined. Once described by Lincoln as the last best...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.5 HER