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The one percent solution : how corporations are remaking America one state at a time, Gordon Lafer

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The one percent solution : how corporations are remaking America one state at a time
Title
The one percent solution
Title remainder
how corporations are remaking America one state at a time
Statement of responsibility
Gordon Lafer
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the aftermath of the 2010 Citizens United decision, it's become commonplace to note the growing political dominance of a small segment of the economic elite. But what exactly are those members of the elite doing with their newfound influence? The One Percent Solution provides an answer to this question for the first time. Gordon Lafer's book is a comprehensive account of legislation promoted by the nation's biggest corporate lobbies across all fifty state legislatures and encompassing a wide range of labor and economic policies. In an era of growing economic insecurity, it turns out that one of the main reasons life is becoming harder for American workers is a relentless and concerted offensive by the country's best-funded and most powerful political forces: corporate lobbies empowered by the Supreme Court to influence legislative outcomes with an endless supply of cash. These actors have successfully championed hundreds of new laws that lower wages, eliminate paid sick leave, undo the right to sue over job discrimination, and cut essential public services. Lafer shows how corporate strategies have been shaped by twenty-first-century conditions including globalization, economic decline, and the populism reflected in both the Trump and Sanders campaigns of 2016. Perhaps most important, Lafer shows that the corporate legislative agenda has come to endanger the scope of democracy itself. For anyone who wants to know what to expect from corporate-backed Republican leadership in Washington, D.C., there is no better guide than this record of what the same set of actors has been doing in the state legislatures under its control. --
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Lafer, Gordon
Dewey number
330.973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
JK467
LC item number
.L34 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Corporate power
  • Corporations
  • Business and politics
  • Business and education
  • Labor policy
  • Labor unions
  • Business and education
  • Business and politics
  • Corporate power
  • Corporations
  • Labor policy
  • Labor unions
  • United States
Label
The one percent solution : how corporations are remaking America one state at a time, Gordon Lafer
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: a corporate political agenda for the twenty-first century -- Wisconsin and beyond: dismantling the government -- Deunionizing the private sector -- Remaking the non-union economy -- The destruction of public schooling -- Silencing labor's voice : the campaign to remove unions from politics -- Conclusion: populist pushback and the shrinking of democracy
Control code
960166750
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 259 pages
Isbn
9781501703065
Lccn
2016046219
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 40027042543
  • 99974701276
  • 40027050674
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)960166750
Label
The one percent solution : how corporations are remaking America one state at a time, Gordon Lafer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: a corporate political agenda for the twenty-first century -- Wisconsin and beyond: dismantling the government -- Deunionizing the private sector -- Remaking the non-union economy -- The destruction of public schooling -- Silencing labor's voice : the campaign to remove unions from politics -- Conclusion: populist pushback and the shrinking of democracy
Control code
960166750
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 259 pages
Isbn
9781501703065
Lccn
2016046219
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 40027042543
  • 99974701276
  • 40027050674
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)960166750

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