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The system: who rigged it, how we fix it

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From the best-selling author of Saving Capitalism and The Common Good , an urgent analysis of how the "rigged" systems of American politics and power operate, how this status quo came to be, and how average citizens can enact change. Millions of Americans have lost confidence in our political and economic system. After years of stagnant wages, volatile job markets, and an unwillingness by those in power to deal with profound threats such as climate change, there is a mounting sense that the system is fixed, serving only those select few with enough money to secure a controlling stake. With the characteristic clarity and passion that has made him a central civil voice, Robert B. Reich shows how wealth and power have interacted to install an elite oligarchy, eviscerate the middle class, and undermine democracy. Using Jamie Dimon, the chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase as an example, Reich exposes how those at the top propagate myths about meritocracy, national competitiveness, corporate social responsibility, and the "free market" to distract most Americans from their accumulation of extraordinary wealth, and power over the system. Instead of answering the call to civic duty, they have chosen to uphold self-serving policies that line their own pockets and benefit their bottom line. Reich's objective is not to foster cynicism, but rather to demystify the system so that we might instill fundamental change and demand that democracy works for the majority once again.
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subject_facetBusiness and politics -- United States
Corporate power -- United States
Democracy -- United States
Dimon, Jamie
Elite (Social sciences) -- United States
Oligarchy -- United States
United States -- Politics and government -- 1989-
title_displayThe system : who rigged it, how we fix it
title_fullThe System Who Rigged It, How We Fix It
The system : who rigged it, how we fix it / Robert B. Reich
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title_subwho rigged it, how we fix it
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Oligarchy
Politics
Politics and government
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