The Confiscation of American Prosperity
From Right-wing Extremism and Economic Ideology to the Next Great Depression
By (author) Michael Perelman
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Confiscation of American Prosperity by Michael Perelman
Book DescriptionThis book argues that the right-wing revolution in the United States has created deepening inequality and will lead to economic catastrophe. The author makes the case that over the past three decades the rich have confiscated wealth and income from the poor and middle class to a far greater extent than many realize, and he explores in detail important but commonly unmeasured dimensions of inequality. He also takes aim at the economics profession, criticising the analytical blinders that leave economists incapable of seeing the coming crisis.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780230600461
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 17-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Michael Perelman
Confiscation of American Prosperity, Paperback (July 2012)
This book argues that the right-wing revolution in the US has created deepening inequality and will lead to economic catastrophe. The author makes the case that over the past three decades the rich have confiscated wealth and income from the poor and middle class to a far greater extent than many realize.
Perverse Economy, Paperback (June 2005)» View all books by Michael Perelman
Reveals how economic analysis justifies self-defeating policies that encourage wanton use of the environment and callous abuse of the least advantaged labourers. The purpose of this book is to call for a wholesale rethinking of the way that markets treat both the labour and natural resources on which we all depend.
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Author Biography - Michael Perelman
MICHAEL PERELMAN is a Professor of Economics at California State University, Chico, USA. He is a visiting scholar at the University of Paris. He has published 19 books, including Railroading Economics, Manufacturing Discontent, The Perverse Economy, and The Invention of Capitalism.
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