The Resource Third World America : how our politicians are abandoning the middle class and betraying the American dream, Arianna Huffington, (cd)

Third World America : how our politicians are abandoning the middle class and betraying the American dream, Arianna Huffington, (cd)

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Third World America : how our politicians are abandoning the middle class and betraying the American dream
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Third World America
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how our politicians are abandoning the middle class and betraying the American dream
Statement of responsibility
Arianna Huffington
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Language
eng
Summary
A critical assessment of America's current economic prospects cites such factors as a shift away from manufacturing, a failing educational system, and the outsourcing of jobs to foreign countries, arguing that future generations will be facing a devastating lack of opportunities
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Third World America
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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
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  • One cannot help expecting to hear the vaguely pan-European, breathless, faintly melodic tones of Huffington—political commentator and founder of the Huffington Post—reading her own tome on the shrinking American middle class. Instead, Huffington has turned over duties to the solid Colleen Marlo, who is more conventionally all-American in tone and style. While it might have been fun to listen to seven consecutive hours of Huffington, Marlo is less exhausting to the ear and does a nice job of softening the harsh edges of Huffington’s prose. The result is surprisingly soothing—a tough diagnosis meted out with an appropriate dose of sugar. A Crown hardcover. (Sept.) --Staff (Reviewed November 29, 2010) (Publishers Weekly, vol 257, issue 47, p)
  • In this title, dramatically read by actress Coleen Marlo, New York Times best-selling author/blogger Huffington () posits that the United States is in danger of becoming a Third World country if the middle class doesn't wake up and insist on change in Washington. Unfortunately, while she has no difficulty in identifying the problems—e.g., climbing unemployment rates, skyrocketing health-care costs—when it comes to offering solutions she falls into the familiar rhetoric of "we all have to band together" and "American innovation…will save us." Nevertheless, she offers up food for thought from which listeners can draw their own conclusions. While geared to the "abandoned" middle class, this title would perhaps do the most good force-fed to the politicians who claim to represent them.— Valerie Piechocki, Prince George's Cty. Memorial Lib., Largo, MD --Valerie Piechocki (Reviewed December 1, 2010) (Library Journal, vol 135, issue 20, p78)
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CtWfDGI
Dewey number
330.973
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other
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PerformerNote
Read by Coleen Marlo
Target audience
adult
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how our politicians are abandoning the middle class and betraying the American dream
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how our politicians are abandoning the middle class and betraying the American dream
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3rd world America
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Third World America : how our politicians are abandoning the middle class and betraying the American dream, Arianna Huffington, (cd)
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  • Compact disc
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  • In container (17 cm.)
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digital storage
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unknown
Control code
rdc00000444
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
6 sound discs (ca. 7 hr.)
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not applicable
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9781400119318
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mass produced
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plastic with metal
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digital
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DC444
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digital recording
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sound disc
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1.4m. per second (discs)
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