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    • American Amnesia

    • How the War on Government Led Us to Forget What Made America Rich
    • By: Jacob S. Hacker, Paul Pierson
    • Narrated by: Holter Graham
    • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 140

    Like every other prospering democracy, the United States developed a mixed economy that channeled the spirit of capitalism into strong growth and healthy social development. In this bargain, government and business were as much partners as rivals. Public investments in education, science, transportation, and technology laid the foundation for broadly based prosperity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very insightful! Technical at first but a must read for today's political environment!!

    • By Joseph M. Hidalgo on 08-19-16

    Regular price: $22.67

    • Winner-Take-All Politics

    • How Washington Made the Rich Richer--and Turned Its Back on the Middle Class
    • By: Jacob S. Hacker, Paul Pierson
    • Narrated by: John Allen Nelson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 96
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      4 out of 5 stars 73
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      4 out of 5 stars 74

    We all know that the very rich have gotten a lot richer these past few decades while most Americans haven't. In fact, the exorbitantly paid have continued to thrive during the current economic crisis, even as the rest of Americans have fallen behind. Why do the "have-it-alls" have so much more? Lots of so-called experts claim to have solved this great mystery, but no one has really gotten to the bottom of it---until now.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • VERY INSIGHTFUL

    • By Ray on 04-10-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Great Risk Shift

    • The Assault on American Jobs, Families, Health Care, and Retirement - and How You Can Fight Back
    • By: Jacob S. Hacker
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Arthur
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 8

    America's leaders say the economy is strong and getting stronger. But the safety net that once protected us is fast unraveling. With retirement plans in growing jeopardy while health coverage erodes, more and more economic risk is shifting from government and business onto the fragile shoulders of the American family. In The Great Risk Shift, Jacob S. Hacker lays bare this unsettling new economic climate, showing how it has come about, what it is doing to our families, and how we can fight back.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A different way of thinking.

    • By Bradford Hogue on 11-16-17
    • The Assault on American Jobs, Families, Health Care, and Retirement - and How You Can Fight Back
    • By: Jacob S. Hacker
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Arthur
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Release date: 02-03-14
    • 4 out of 5 stars 8 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Remaking America

    • Democracy and Public Policy in an Age of Inequality
    • By: Suzanne Mettler, Joe Soss, Jacob S. Hacker
    • Narrated by: Alby Heredia
    • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Over the past three decades, the contours of American social, economic, and political life have changed dramatically. The post-war patterns of broadly distributed economic growth have given way to stark inequalities of income and wealth, the GOP and its allies have gained power and shifted U.S. politics rightward, and the role of government in the lives of Americans has changed fundamentally. Remaking America explores how these trends are related, investigating the complex interactions of economics, politics, and public policy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Mark on 03-28-17

    Regular price: $24.95