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The Resource The Once and Future Worker, Oren Cass, (electronic resource)

The Once and Future Worker, Oren Cass, (electronic resource)

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The Once and Future Worker
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The Once and Future Worker
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Oren Cass
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eng
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"[Cass's] core principle—a culture of respect for work of all kinds—can help close the gap dividing the two Americas...." – William A. Galston, The Brookings Institution The American worker is in crisis. Wages have stagnated for more than a generation. Reliance on welfare programs has surged. Life expectancy is falling as substance abuse and obesity rates climb. These woes are not the inevitable result of irresistible global and technological forces. They are the direct consequence of a decades-long economic consensus that prioritized increasing consumption—regardless of the costs to American workers, their families, and their communities. Donald Trump's rise to the presidency focused attention on the depth of the nation's challenges, yet while everyone agrees something must change, the Left's insistence on still more government spending and the Right's faith in still more economic growth are recipes for repeating the mistakes of the past. In this groundbreaking re-evaluation of American society, economics, and public policy, Oren Cass challenges our basic assumptions about what prosperity means and where it comes from to reveal how we lost our way. The good news is that we can still turn things around—if the nation's proverbial elites are willing to put the American worker's interests first. Which is more important? Pristine air quality, or well-paying jobs that support families? Unfettered access to the cheapest labor in the world, or renewed investment in the employment of Americans? Smoothing the path through college for the best students, or ensuring that every student acquires the skills to succeed in the modern economy? Cutting taxes, expanding the safety net, or adding money to low-wage paychecks? The renewal of work in America demands new answers to these questions. If we reinforce their vital role, workers supporting strong families and communities can provide the foundation for a thriving, self-sufficient society that offers opportunity to all
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The Once and Future Worker, Oren Cass, (electronic resource)
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9781641770156
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Label
The Once and Future Worker, Oren Cass, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781641770156
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
90903383-01A1-4823-8F05-56A173F8A57E
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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