Third World America : how our politicians are abandoning the middle class and betraying the American dream / Arianna Huffington.Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Crown Publishers, c2010Edition: 1st ed.Description: xi, 276 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780307719829; 0307719820.Subject(s): United States -- Economic policy -- 2009- | United States -- Economic conditions -- 2009- | United States -- Social policy -- 1993- | United States -- Politics and government -- 2009-DDC classification: 330.973
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-270) and index.
Third world America -- Nightmare on Main Street -- America the beautiful [strike through] dilapidated -- CSI USA: Who killed the American dream? -- Saving ourselves from a third world future.
The United States of America is in danger of becoming a Third World nation. The evidence is all around us: Our industrial base is vanishing, taking with it the jobs that have formed the backbone of our economy; our education system is in shambles, making it harder for tomorrow's workforce to land good 21st century jobs; our infrastructure is crumbling; our economic system has been reduced to recurring episodes of Corporations Gone Wild; our political system is in thrall to a small financial elite using the power of the checkbook to control both parties. Our children and grandchildren will enjoy fewer opportunities and face a lower standard of living than we did. Finally, she shows what we need to do to stop our freefall.--From publisher description.