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The Resource Can democracy survive global capitalism?, Robert Kuttner

Can democracy survive global capitalism?, Robert Kuttner

Label
Can democracy survive global capitalism?
Title
Can democracy survive global capitalism?
Statement of responsibility
Robert Kuttner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the past few decades, the wages of most workers have stagnated, even as productivity increased. Social supports have been cut, while corporations have achieved record profits. Downward mobility has produced political backlash. What is going on? Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism? argues that neither trade nor immigration nor technological change is responsible for the harm to workers' prospects. According to Robert Kuttner, global capitalism is to blame. By limiting workers' rights, liberating bankers, allowing corporations to evade taxation, and preventing nations from assuring economic security, raw capitalism strikes at the very foundation of a healthy democracy. The resurgence of predatory capitalism was not inevitable. After the Great Depression, the U.S. government harnessed capitalism to democracy. Under Roosevelt's New Deal, labor unions were legalized, and capital regulated. Well into the 1950s and '60s, the Western world combined a thriving economy with a secure and growing middle class. Beginning in the 1970s, as deregulated capitalism regained the upper hand, elites began to dominate politics once again; policy reversals followed. The inequality and instability that ensued would eventually, in 2016, cause disillusioned voters to support far-right faux populism. Is today's poisonous alliance of reckless finance and ultranationalism inevitable? Or can we find the political will to make capitalism serve democracy, and not the other way around? Charting a plan for bold action based on political precedent, Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism? is essential reading for anyone eager to reverse the decline of democracy in the West
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kuttner, Robert
Dewey number
320.918
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Economic policy
  • Democracy
  • Corporate state
  • Taxation
  • Globalization
Target audience
adult
Label
Can democracy survive global capitalism?, Robert Kuttner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-344) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
A song of angry men -- A vulnerable miracle -- The rise and fall of democratic globalism -- The liberation of finance -- The global assault on labor -- Europe's broken social contract -- The disgrace of the center left -- Trading away a decent economy -- Taxes and the corporate state -- Governing global capitalism -- Liberalism, populism, fascism -- The road from here -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index
Control code
ocn988282560
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xxii, 359 pages
Isbn
9780393609936
Lccn
2017053895
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Label
Can democracy survive global capitalism?, Robert Kuttner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-344) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
A song of angry men -- A vulnerable miracle -- The rise and fall of democratic globalism -- The liberation of finance -- The global assault on labor -- Europe's broken social contract -- The disgrace of the center left -- Trading away a decent economy -- Taxes and the corporate state -- Governing global capitalism -- Liberalism, populism, fascism -- The road from here -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index
Control code
ocn988282560
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xxii, 359 pages
Isbn
9780393609936
Lccn
2017053895
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n

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