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Pinched

How The Great Recession Has Narrowed Our Futures And What We Can Do About It

By Don Peck

What lies on the other side of Great Recession? While the most acute part of the economic crisis is past, the downturn's most significant impact on American life remains in the future. The personal, cultural, and political changes that result from severe economic shocks build slowly. But history shows us that, ultimately, downturns like this one profoundly alter the character of society.
 
Don Peck's Pinched keenly observes how the recession has changed the places we live, the work we do, and even who we are--and details the transformations that are yet to come.  Every class and every generation will be affected: newly minted college graduates, blue-collar men, affluent professionals, exurban families, elite financiers, middle-class retirees.
 
The crash has shifted the course of the economy.  In its aftermath, the middle class is shrinking faster, wealth is becoming more concentrated, twenty-somethings are sinking, and working-class families and communities are changing in unsavory ways.
 
We sit today between two eras, buffeted, anxious, and uncertain of the future.  Through vivid reporting and lucid argument, Peck helps us make sense of how our society has changed, and why so many people are still struggling.
 
The answers to these questions reveal a new way forward for America.  The country has endured periods like this one before, and has emerged all the stronger from them; adaptation and reinvention have been perhaps the nation's best and most enduring traits.  The time is ripe for another such reinvention.  Pinched lays out the principles and public actions that can help us pull it off.

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Format: Book
Author: Peck, Don
Summary: Presents cautionary predictions about American life in the aftermath of the recession that describes long-term consequences being faced by Americans from every walk of life.
Title: Pinched : how the Great Recession has narrowed our futures and what we can do about it / Don Peck.
Publisher Date: New York : Crown Pub., c2011.
Subject: Working class -- United States Middle class -- United States Recessions -- Social aspects -- United States. United States -- Economic conditions -- 2009- United States -- Social conditions -- 21st century
Isbn: 9780307886521 (hbk.) 0307886522 (hbk.) 9780307886538 0307886530 9780307886545 0307886549
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Call Number: HC106.84 .P43 2011
Oclc: 681488765
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Bib Id: 362109

Format: Book
Author: Peck, Don
Summary: Presents cautionary predictions about American life in the aftermath of the recession that describes long-term consequences being faced by Americans from every walk of life.
Title: Pinched : how the Great Recession has narrowed our futures and what we can do about it / Don Peck.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Crown Pub., c2011.
Description: p. ; cm.
Subjects: Working class -- United States
Subjects: Middle class -- United States
Subjects: Recessions -- Social aspects -- United States.
Subjects: United States -- Economic conditions -- 2009-
Subjects: United States -- Social conditions -- 21st century
Contents: Not your father's recession -- The two-speed society -- Two depressions and a long malaise -- Generation "R": the Great Recession and America's youth -- Housebound: the middle class after the bust -- Plutonomy: the very rich in recession and recovery -- Underclass: men and family in a jobless age -- The politics of the next ten years -- A way forward.
LCCN: 2011009397
ISBN: 9780307886521 (hbk.)
ISBN: 0307886522 (hbk.)
ISBN: 9780307886538
ISBN: 0307886530
ISBN: 9780307886545
ISBN: 0307886549
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Call Number: HC106.84 .P43 2011