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Flat broke in the free market 1 edition

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Flat broke in the free market
how globalization fleeced working people
1st ed.
Jon Jeter.

Published 2009 by W.W. Norton & Co. in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

A powerful, accessible, and eye-opening analysis of the global economy.

Growing up in an African American working-class family in the Midwest, Jon Jeter watched the jobs undergirding a community disappear. As a journalist for the Washington Post (twice a Pulitzer Prize finalist), he reported on the free-market reforms of the IMF and the World Bank, which in a single generation created a transnational underclass.

Led by the United States, nations around the world stopped making things and starting buying them, imbibing a risky cocktail of deindustrialization, privatization, and anti-inflationary monetary policy. Jeter gives the consequences of abstract economic policies a human face, and shows how our chickens are coming home to roost in the form of the subprime mortgage scandal, the food crisis, and the fraying of traditional social bonds (marriage). From Rio de Janeiro to Shanghai to Soweto to Chicago’s South Side and Washington, DC, Jeter shows us how the economic prescriptions of “the Washington Consensus” have only deepened poverty—while countries like Chile and Venezuela have flouted the conventional wisdom and prospered.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
306.3
Library of Congress
HF1713 .J48 2009

The Physical Object

Pagination
p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL23080752M
Internet Archive
flatbrokeinfreem00jete
ISBN 13
9780393065077
LC Control Number
2009005045
Library Thing
8003543
Goodreads
6280629

History

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