Beyond Outrage

Beyond Outrage

What Has Gone Wrong With Our Economy and Our Democracy, and How to Fix It

Book - 2012
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America’s economy and democracy are working for the benefit of an ever-fewer privileged and powerful people. But rather than just complain about it or give up on the system, we must join together and make it work for all of us.

In this timely book, Robert B. Reich argues that nothing good happens in Washington unless citizens are energized and organized to make sure Washington acts in the public good. The first step is to see the big picture. Beyond Outrage connects the dots, showing why the increasing share of income and wealth going to the top has hobbled jobs and growth for everyone else, undermining our democracy; caused Americans to become increasingly cynical about public life; and turned many Americans against one another. He also explains why the proposals of the “regressive right” are dead wrong and provides a clear roadmap of what must be done instead.

Here’s a plan for action for everyone who cares about the future of America.

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Argues that real change can only come when party lines are ignored and people from both sides of the aisle band together to enact common sense policies.

Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2012
Edition: 1st Vintage Books ed
ISBN: 9780345804372
Branch Call Number: 330.973 R271b
Characteristics: xvii, 151 p. : ill. ; 21 cm


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Mar 05, 2014

A quick and easy read. In my opinion, Reich is spot-on. We can look around and see evidence of what is happening these days. The recovery is sputtering because the middle class wage has stagnated and people aren't consuming.One of those makes-you-mad books.

Jul 27, 2013

It is important to remember, that Reich's first appointment was during a Republican administration, then would later be appointed by Clinton once again. Reich was recently at Seattle's Town Hall in what could only be described as a moronic lovefest! It doesn't matter that Reich supports a raise in the minimum wage, or is against inequality, Reich IS A STAUNCH ADVOCATE FOR THE OFFSHORING OF AMERICAN JOBS THROUGH MORE FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS! Please, try to understand this. If you've never read any legislation, and therefore have no idea of the equal attacks on the workers of America by BOTH the republicans and phony democrats [rightwingers who claim to be "liberal"] at least read all Reich's books and papers, for gosh sakes! [As long as Reich and Krugman support the major tools for growing inequality: offshoring of jobs through free trade agreements, private equity/LBO firms and hedge funds, their cosmetic approach does nothing but sell their books to the rubes!] Try Googling WikiLeaks' recent releases on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, et cetera.

Jul 27, 2013

Professor Reich's message in this book to "WE THE PEOPLE" is make sure you know the facts and spreed them by-Getting Beyond Outrage-...Its all about the lies they tell We The People...George Orwell once explained that when a public is stressed and confused, a big lie told repeatedly and unchallenged can become accepted truth.

mrmervis Apr 07, 2013

I find Reich's commentary entertaining, enlightening and enraging.


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