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The Fragility of the U.S. Economy: The Financialized Corporation and the Disappearing Middle Class

William Lazonick

in The Third Globalization: Can Wealthy Nations Stay Rich in the Twenty-First Century?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199917822
eISBN:
9780199332861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917822.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter discusses inequity and instability in the U.S. economy. It considers the financialization of corporate resource allocation, based on the belief that, for the sake of superior economic ... More


Transformation in Prisoner: What a Difference a Decade Makes

Joan Petersilia

in When Prisoners Come Home: Parole and Prisoner Reentry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195160864
eISBN:
9780199943395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160864.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter expresses a cautious optimism that the focus on parole and prisoner reentry is here to stay and that reentry will serve as the major conceptual framework for organizing criminal justice ... More


Failure by Design: The Story behind America's Broken Economy

Josh Bivens

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450150
eISBN:
9780801460654
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450150.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This book relays a compelling narrative of the U.S. economy's struggle to emerge from the Great Recession of 2008. It explains the causes and impact on working Americans of the most catastrophic ... More


Is the U.S. Economy on the Mend?

Padma Desai

in From Financial Crisis to Global Recovery

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157865
eISBN:
9780231527743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157865.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter examines the financial status of the U.S. banking sector in early 2009 by considering the ongoing debates from five perspectives. The first argument holds that banks around the country ... More


Changing the Guard: The Rise of the United States to Peak Capitalist Economy

Richard B. Freeman

in Labor Markets and Firm Benefit Policies in Japan and the United States

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226620947
eISBN:
9780226620954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226620954.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

At the turn of the twenty-first century, many analysts view the United States as the peak capitalist economy—the economy whose institutions other countries should emulate. A decade or so earlier, ... More


Blessings of liberty: The Clinton Administration

Lars Schoultz

in That Infernal Little Cuban Republic: The United States and the Cuban Revolution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832608
eISBN:
9781469603445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888605_schoultz.16
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter shows how the 1992 election was about the faltering U.S. economy, not Cuba. Both party platforms took pro forma swipes at the Castro government, as did both candidates in their ... More


Work in Postindustrial America

Shannon Gleeson

in Conflicting Commitments: The Politics of Enforcing Immigrant Worker Rights in San Jose and Houston

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451218
eISBN:
9780801465772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451218.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter is an overview of the evolution of the postindustrial United States and in particular the path San Jose and Houston have taken. It sketches the history and economic progress of Silicon ... More


A Developing U.S.-China Rivalry?

Lung-chu Chen

in The U.S.-Taiwan-China Relationship in International Law and Policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190601126
eISBN:
9780190601157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190601126.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Legal History

Taiwan’s economic and strategic well-being hinges on the continuation of constructive diplomacy between the United States and China. In recent decades relations between the countries have been ... More


. The National Context: The Creation of the Connected Age

Michael L. Walden

in North Carolina in the Connected Age: Challenges and Opportunities in a Globalizing Economy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832219
eISBN:
9781469605760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888742_walden.4
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the economy in North Carolina, which is influenced by events at the national level. Indeed, because the U.S. economy is so highly integrated in national markets, much of North ... More


Financing Medicare: A General Equilibrium Analysis

Orazio Attanasio, Sagiri Kitao, and Giovanni L. Violante

in Demography and the Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226754727
eISBN:
9780226754758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226754758.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter deals with the long-term financing of Medicare in the United States. The chapter provides a model that features employer-provided health insurance, Medicare for the elderly, and Social ... More


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