The Transformation of Business, Democracy, and Everyday Life

Book - 2007
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From one of America's foremost economic and political thinkers comes a vital analysis of our new hypercompetitive and turbo-charged global economy and the effect it is having on American democracy. With his customary wit and insight, Reich shows how widening inequality of income and wealth, heightened job insecurity, and corporate corruption are merely the logical results of a system in which politicians are more beholden to the influence of business lobbyists than to the voters who elected them. Powerful and thought-provoking, Supercapitalism argues that a clear separation of politics and capitalism will foster an enviroment in which both business and government thrive, by putting capitalism in the service of democracy, and not the other way around.

From the Trade Paperback edition.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2007.
ISBN: 9780307265616
Branch Call Number: 320.97301
Characteristics: 272 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.


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Feb 24, 2013

" of America's greatest economic and political thinkers .." Amazing! The intro mentions Reich's pile of garbage, his "Work of Nations" then claims his thinking is somehow above submediocre? ? ? Reich has always been part of the problem, never part of the solution, from his pathetic and substandard performance as Clinton's Secretary of Labor to his tenured position at Harvard, to his present moronic ranting about the "consumer-based economy" (America ceased being such an economy sometime around 1999, when it became a net IMPORTER of tech services), and so forth - - when the uppermost 15% are responsible for that 70% consumption figure - - no such economy exists, it is all the bankers/hedge funds/speculators' economy. His solutions are as pro-Wall Street, albeit somewhat subtle or covert, so suspect everything from the likes of Reich, Jeffrey Sachs, Alan Blinder, and the rest of those faux econ gang. Please do pay attention to Prof. Michael Hudson, Prof. Michael Perelman (the greatest and most consistently correct econmics' thinkers in America), Samir Amin of Senegal, and Prof. Mark Blyth.


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