Screwed - Thom Hartmann (Hardcover)

The Undeclared War Against the Middle Class . . . And What We Can Do About It

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14 Aug 2006
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Thom Hartmann
The Undeclared War Against the Middle Class . . . And What We Can Do About It
Ingram Pub Services
Number of Pages
241 x 159 x 25mm (522g)


An Air America host reveals how practices on the part of conservatives and corporations are compromising fair labor laws, Social Security, Medicare, and other policies upon which the middle class is dependent, in an account that urges readers to support legislation to restore compromised programs.


Hartmann argues that the middle class is not the natural consequence of a free market based economy, but rather, the intended result of policies put into place to maximize the public good. Unfortunately, he maintains, the American middle class is on its deathbed.


General Subject
Politics/Intl Relations
BISAC Subject 1
Political Science / Economic Conditions
BISAC Subject 2
Social Science / Social Classes
BIC Classification 1
Politics & government
Library Subject 1
Middle class; United States; Economic conditions.
Library Subject 2
Middle class; Political activity; United States.
Library Subject 3
Middle class; United States; History.
Academic Subject 1
Economic Policy
Academic Subject 2
Public Policy
Dewey Classification

Author Bio

Thom Hartmann is the host of a nationally syndicated Air America Radio program and is the author of eighteen books, including The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight- The Fate of the World and What We Can Do Before It's Too Late; We the People- A Call to Take Back America; What Would Jefferson Do?, and Unequal Protection- The Rise of Corporate Dominance and the Theft of Human Rights.

Review Quotes

"I think many of us recognize that for all but the wealthiest, life in America is getting increasingly hard. Screwed explores why, showing how this is no accidental process, but rather the product of conscious political choices, choices we can change with enough courage and commitment. Like all of Thom's great work, it helps show us the way forward."
--Paul Loeb, author of Soul of a Citizen and The Impossible Will Take a Little While

"Once again, Thom Hartmann hits the bull's eye with a much needed expos of the so-called 'free market.' Anyone concerned about the future of our nation needs to read Screwed now."
--Michael Toms, Founding President, New Dimensions World Broadcasting Network and author of A Time For Choices: Deep Dialogues for Deep Democracy

"If we are going to live in a Democracy, we need to have a healthy middle class. Thom Hartmann shows us how the 'cons' have wronged this country, and tells us what needs to be done to reclaim what it is to be American."
-- Eric Utne, Founder, Utne magazine "Thom Hartmann's book explains in simple language and with concrete research the details of the Neo-con's war against the American middle class. It proves what many have intuited and serves to remind us that without a healthy, employed, and vital middle class, America is no more than the richest Third World country on the planet."
-- Peter Coyote, Actor and author of Sleeping Where I Fall

"The powers that be are running roughshod over the powers that OUGHT to be. Hartmann tells us what went wrong -- and what you and I can do to help set American right again."
--Jim Hightower, National Radio Commentator, Writer, Public Speaker, and author of the bestselling Thieves in High Places

"Hartmann speaks with the straight talking clarity and brilliance of a modern day Tom Paine as he exposes the intentional and systematic destruction of America's middle class by an alliance of political con artists and outlines a program to restore it. This is Hartmann at his best. Essential reading for those interested in restoring the institution that made America the envy of the world."
-- David C. Korten, author of The Great Turning and When Corporations Rule the World