Reading Liberally

Sep 5th, 2013 | By | Category: Books, Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Reading Liberally

2nd Wednesday of the month 7:00PM – 9:00PM Tattered Cover, Town Center, Highlands Ranch

Wednesday September 11

‘This month’s featured Book: Who Stole the American Dream?” by Hedrick Smith

“This is a book full of surprises and revelations—the accidental beginnings of the 401(k) plan, with disastrous economic consequences for many; the major policy changes that began under Jimmy Carter; how the New Economy disrupted America’s engine of shared prosperity, the “virtuous circle” of growth, and how America lost the title of “Land of Opportunity.” Smith documents the transfer of $6 trillion in middle-class wealth from homeowners to banks even before the housing boom went bust, and how the U.S. policy tilt favoring the rich is stunting America’s economic growth.   This book is essential reading for all of us who want to understand America today, or why average Americans are struggling to keep afloat. Smith reveals how pivotal laws and policies were altered while the public wasn’t looking, how Congress often ignores public opinion, why moderate politicians got shoved to the sidelines, and how Wall Street often wins politically by hiring over 1,400 former government officials as lobbyists.”

Upcoming Book:  October: “With Liberty and Justice for Some”   by Glenn Greenwald

 

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