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The Resource Down the up escalator : how the 99 percent live in the Great Recession, Barbara Garson

Down the up escalator : how the 99 percent live in the Great Recession, Barbara Garson

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Down the up escalator : how the 99 percent live in the Great Recession
Title
Down the up escalator
Title remainder
how the 99 percent live in the Great Recession
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Barbara Garson
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eng
Summary
  • "One of our most incisive and committed journalists--author of the classic All the Livelong Day--shows us the real human cost of our economic follies. The Great Recession has thrown huge economic chalÆ ̄lenges at almost all Americans save the super-affluent few, and we are only now beginning to reckon up the human toll it is taking. Down the Up Escalator is an urgent dispatch from the front lines of our vast collective struggle to keep our heads above water and maybe even--someday--get ahead. Garson has interviewed an economically and geographically wide variety of Americans to show the painÆ ̄ful waste in all this loss and insecurity, and describe how individuals are coping. Her broader historical focus, though, is on the causes and consequences of the long stagÆ ̄nation of wages and how it has resulted in an increasingly desperate reliance on credit and a series of ever-larger bubbles--stocks, technology, real estate. This is no way to run an economy, or a democracy. From the members of the Pink Slip Club in New York, to a California home health-care aide on the eve of eviction, to a subprime mortgage broker who still thinks it could have worked, Down the Up Escalator presents a sobering picture of what happens to a society when it becomes economically organized to benefit only the very rich and the quick-buck speculators. But it also demonstrates the wit and resilience of ordinary Americans--and why they deserve so much betÆ ̄ter than the hand they've been dealt"--
  • "An intimate look at the lives of Americans who have been affected, in very different ways, by the 2008 Recession"--
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Title
Down the up escalator
Creator
Summary
Drawn from interviews with an economically and geographically wide variety of Americans, a journalist reveals the real human cost of our economic decline and demonstrates the resilience of ordinary Americans as they try to overcome huge economic challenges
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10171995
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
339.2/20973
Index
no index present
LC call number
HC110.I5
LC item number
G376 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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how the 99 percent live in the Great Recession
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how the 99 percent live in the Great Recession
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Barbara Garson
Down the up escalator : how the 99 percent live in the Great Recession, Barbara Garson

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