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The Resource Dream hoarders : how the American upper middle class is leaving everyone else in the dust, why that is a problem, and what to do about it, Richard V. Reeves, (sound recording)

Dream hoarders : how the American upper middle class is leaving everyone else in the dust, why that is a problem, and what to do about it, Richard V. Reeves, (sound recording)

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Dream hoarders : how the American upper middle class is leaving everyone else in the dust, why that is a problem, and what to do about it
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Dream hoarders
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how the American upper middle class is leaving everyone else in the dust, why that is a problem, and what to do about it
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Richard V. Reeves
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eng
Summary
"America is becoming a class-based society. It is now conventional wisdom to focus on the wealth of the top 1 percent-especially the top 0.01 percent-and how the ultra-rich are concentrating income and prosperity while incomes for most other Americans are stagnant. But the most important, consequential, and widening gap in American society is between the upper middle class and everyone else. Reeves defines the upper middle class as those whose incomes are in the top 20 percent of American society. Income is not the only way to measure a society, but in a market economy it is crucial because access to money generally determines who gets the best quality education, housing, health care, and other necessary goods and services. As Reeves shows, the growing separation between the upper middle class and everyone else can be seen in family structure, neighborhoods, attitudes, and lifestyle. Those at the top of the income ladder are becoming more effective at passing on their status to their children, reducing overall social mobility. The result is not just an economic divide but a fracturing of American society along class lines. Upper-middle-class children become upper-middle-class adults. These trends matter because the separation and perpetuation of the upper middle class corrode prospects for more progressive approaches to policy. Various forms of "opportunity hoarding" among the upper middle class make it harder for others to rise up to the top rung. Examples include zoning laws and schooling, occupational licensing, college application procedures, and the allocation of internships. Upper-middle-class opportunity hoarding, Reeves argues, results in a less competitive economy as well as a less open society. Inequality is inevitable and can even be good, within limits. But Reeves argues that society can take effective action to reduce opportunity hoarding and thus promote broader opportunity. This fascinating book shows how American society has become the very class-defined society that earlier Americans rebelled against-and what can be done to restore a more equitable society"--
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Reeves, Richard V
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other
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  • Middle class
  • Income distribution
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adult
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Dream hoarders : how the American upper middle class is leaving everyone else in the dust, why that is a problem, and what to do about it, Richard V. Reeves, (sound recording)
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Unabridged
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audio disc
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sd
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rdacarrier
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spoken word
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spw
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rdacontent
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sky290528747
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4 3/4 in.
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
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4 audio discs (4.5 hr.)
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direct electronic
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not applicable
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9781538480878
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mass produced
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plastic with metal
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audio
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rdamedia
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s
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digital, CD audio
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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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Label
Dream hoarders : how the American upper middle class is leaving everyone else in the dust, why that is a problem, and what to do about it, Richard V. Reeves, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky290528747
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
4 audio discs (4.5 hr.)
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781538480878
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital, CD audio
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System details
Compact discs
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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