Left behind : : the Democrats' failed attempt to solve inequality

Title Left behind : : the Democrats' failed attempt to solve inequality
Names Geismer, Lily.
Book Number DB108377
Title Status Download Only
Medium Digital Book
Annotation "For decades, the Republican Party has been known as the party of the rich: arguing for "business-friendly" policies like deregulation and tax cuts. But this incisive political history shows that the current inequality crisis was also enabled by a Democratic Party that catered to the affluent. The result is one of the great missed opportunities in political history: a moment when we had the chance to change the lives of future generations and were too short-sighted to take it. Historian Lily Geismer recounts how the Clinton-era Democratic Party sought to curb poverty through economic growth and individual responsibility rather than asking the rich to make any sacrifices. Fueled by an ethos of "doing well by doing good," microfinance, charter schools, and privately funded housing developments grew trendy. Though politically expedient and sometimes profitable in the short term, these programs fundamentally weakened the safety net for the poor. ¿This piercingly intelligent book shows how bygone policy decisions have left us with skyrocketing income inequality and poverty in America and widened fractures within the Democratic Party that persist to this day." -- Provided by publisher. -- Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
Narrator Lakin, Christine.
Local Subject Politics and Government - POL
Current Events / Contemporary Issues - CON
Adult Book - AD
Adult Non-Fiction - AN
History, United States - HUS
History - HST
Audience Notes Female narrator.
LC Subject Poverty - Government policy - United States
United States - Politics and government - 1989
United States - Social conditions - 1980
United States - Social policy - 1980-1993
United States - Social policy - 1993
Downloadable books
Talking books
Call Number 324.273609049 ANF
Language English
Released 2022
Publication Info Washington, D.C. : National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library of Congress, 2022 (American Printing House for the Blind, recording studio)
Original Publication Reissue of: First edition. New York : Hachette Audio, 2022. 9781549166877
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