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Pity the Billionaire: The Hard-Times Swindle and the Unlikely Comeback of the Right - Frank, Thomas
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From the bestselling author of "What's the Matter with Kansas?," a wonderfully insightful and sardonic look at how the worst economy since the 1930s has brought about the revival of conservatism Economic catastrophe usually brings social protest and demands for change—or at least it's supposed to. But when Thomas Frank set out in 2009 to look for expressions of American discontent, all he could find were loud demands that the economic system be made even harsher on the recession's victims and that society's traditional winners receive even grander prizes. The American right, which had seemed moribund after the election of 2008, was strangely reinvigorated by the arrival of hard times. The Tea Party movement demanded not that we question the failed system but that we reaffirm our commitment to it. Republicans in Congress embarked on a bold strategy of total opposition to the liberal state. And TV phenom Glenn Beck demonstrated the commercial potential of heroic paranoia and the purest libertarian economics. In "Pity the Billionaire," Frank, the great chronicler of American paradox, examines the peculiar mechanism by which dire economic circumstances have delivered wildly unexpected political results. Using firsthand reporting, a deep knowledge of the American right, and a wicked sense of humor, he gives us the first full diagnosis of the cultural malady that has transformed collapse into profit, reconceived the Founding Fathers as heroes from an Ayn Rand novel, and enlisted the powerless in a fan club for the prosperous. What it portends is ominous for both our economic health and our democracy. Pity the Billionaire: The Hard-Times Swindle and the Unlikely Comeback of the Right Frank, Thomas, Metropolitan Books

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From the bestselling author of What's the Matter with Kansas? , a wonderfully insightful and sardonic look at why the worst economy since the 1930s has brought about the revival of conservatism Economic catastrophe usually brings social protest and demands for change--or at least it's supposed to. But when Thomas Frank set out in 2009 to look for expressions of American discontent, all he could find were loud demands that the economic system be made even harsher on the recession's victims and that society's traditional winners receive even grander prizes. The American Right, which had seemed moribund after the election of 2008, was strangely reinvigorated by the arrival of hard times. The Tea Party movement demanded not that we question the failed system but that we reaffirm our commitment to it. Republicans in Congress embarked on a bold strategy of total opposition to the liberal state. And TV phenom Glenn Beck demonstrated the commercial potential of heroic paranoia and the purest libertarian economics. In Pity the Billionaire , Frank, the great chronicler of American paradox, examines the peculiar mechanism by which dire economic circumstances have delivered wildly unexpected political results. Using firsthand reporting, a deep knowledge of the American Right, and a wicked sense of humor, he gives us the first full diagnosis of the cultural malady that has transformed collapse into profit, reconceived the Founding Fathers as heroes from an Ayn Rand novel, and enlisted the powerless in a fan club for the prosperous. The understanding Frank reaches is at once startling, original, and profound. Social Science Social Science eBook, Henry Holt and Co.

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Amazon Exclusive: A Conversation Between David Sirota and Tom Frank Journalist and Back to Our Future author David Sirota interviews Thomas Frank, author of What's the Matter with Kansas? and The Wrecking Crew, about his latest book. David Sirota: Do rich people in America genuinely feel persecuted, or are their requests for pity a political ploy to combat their critics? Tom Frank: Well, we're talking about something that's self-evidently preposterous. The phrase "Pity the Billionaire" is the absurd but inevitable end-point of the present conservative argument. The book is about people trying to depict themselves as the victims of a situation where they are manifestly not victims: imagining that corporate enterprises are ground under the iron heel of an over-regulating government, that banks were forced to issue the loans that puffed up the real-estate bubble, that taxes are by definition onerous and thieving, that businesspeople are all, as a rule, hard-working, unassuming, and straight-shooting-and that they have risen up righteously in a great strike, like in Ayn Rand's and John Boehner's fantasy. Sirota: Why has the economic crisis resulted in a rise of conservative economic populism rather than progressive populism? Frank: Because conservatives got there 21st century,business and investing,commentary and opinion,conservatism and liberalism,economic conditions,economics,elections and political process,history,ideologies and doctrines,modern (16th-21st centuries) Political Parties, Metropolitan Books

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Metropolitan Books, 2012-01-03. First Edition. Hardcover. Like New/Like New. An exceptional hardcover with a crisp dust jacket, a tight binding and an unmarked text. First edition, with a full number line. From a private smoke free collection. Shipping within 24 hours, tracking number and delivery Confirmation., Metropolitan Books, 2012-01-03

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780805093698
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0805093699
Hardcover
Publishing year: 2012
Publisher: Macmillan US, Holt, N.Y.
225 Pages
Weight: 0,350 kg
Language: Englisch

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ISBN/EAN: 9780805093698

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0-8050-9369-9, 978-0-8050-9369-8


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