January 7, 2017

Bookshelf

Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few
Robert B. Reich

America was once celebrated for and defined by its large and prosperous middle class. Now, this middle class is shrinking, a new oligarchy is rising, and the country faces its greatest wealth disparity in eighty years. Why is the economic system that made America strong suddenly failing us, and how can it be fixed?

The Broken Ladder: How Inequality Affects the Way We Think, Live, and DieKeith Payne

Today’s inequality is on a scale that none of us has seen in our lifetimes, yet this disparity between rich and poor has ramifications that extend far beyond mere financial means. In The Broken Ladder psychologist Keith Payne examines how inequality divides us not just economically, but also has profound consequences for how we think, how our cardiovascular systems respond to stress, how our immune systems function, and how we view moral ideas such as justice and fairness.

True SouthJohn Else

Henry Hampton’s 1987 landmark television series, Eyes on the Prize, was an eloquent, plainspoken chronicle of the civil rights movement, is now the classic narrative of that history. Before Hampton, the movement’s history had been written or filmed by whites and weighted heavily toward Dr. King’s telegenic leadership. Eyes told the story from the point of view of ordinary people inside the civil rights movement—the “fan ladies” and “ordinary world parishioners,” mostly African American. Hampton shifted the focus from victimization to strength, from white saviors to black courage. H

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

"a new oligarchy is rising, and the country faces its greatest wealth disparity in eighty years."

Indeed, an oligarchy aided and abetted in large measure by Bobby's crony, William Jefferson Clinton, with no shortage of cheer leading along the way by Reich, himself. Guilt must be a horrible thing, for what else explains Reich's semi-populism post cabinet? He nearly pulled it off and was almost convincing, but, when the opportunity approached to really stand up he reverted back to form.

Tom Fusco said...

I believe that in our (US) history there has only been a short period where workers got their fair share and that was just after WW ll, 1950s-Jimmy Carters years as President.