Crash of 2016 The Plot to Destroy America - And What We Can Do to Stop It

ISBN-10: 0446584835

ISBN-13: 9780446584838

Edition: 2013

Authors: Thom Hartmann
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Description: In THE CRASH OF 2015, radio personality Thom Hartmann describes a country not on the road to future collapse, but in the midst of one that could make the Great Depression seem like child's play.With our government captured by corporate interests, Hartmann argues that the once-unique American political and economic culture has been manipulated to ensure the success of only 2% of the population at the expense of the rest of us - a "for the rich, by the rich" system that is turning our Democracy into something resembling an ancient feudal kingdom, and leading to policies that only benefit the highest bidder at the expense of the majority of Americans.The Crash of 2015 refers to the social and economic disruption that will be brought about by a spike or collapse in oil prices, a failed euro, and an even more dramatic divergence between economic expectations and realities. It will almost certainly ultimately involve war, and will provoke a crisis in governance similar to what ripped our nation apart during the Civil War.But a backlash is now palpable - a backlash against the Banksters, Oligarchs, and Economic Royalists like Milton Friedman, Lewis F. Powell, Alan Greenspan, Ronald Reagan, Jude Wannitsky, Roger Ailes, the Koch brothers, and others who have plunged our nation into economic chaos and social instability.Like the previous crashes of 1770, 1856, and 1929, the Crash of 2015 will redefine American culture and gives us an opportunity to embrace the moral motive over the profit motive, and to rebuild an economic model that once yielded great success. The endgame could be a long, slow decline into Third World status and oligarchy, or possibly a sudden, violent response. Or, if we wake up soon enough, it could lead to a rebuilding period that will make our nation stronger.THE CRASH OF 2015 lays out the choices that Americans must make now to ensure that the dream of prosperity can live on for future generations.

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Book details

List price: $31.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 11/12/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

Thom Hartmann is a progressive talk-show host whose radio and television shows are available in over a half-billion homes. He's a four-time Project Censored award winner and a New York Times bestselling author of twenty-four books, most recently, The Crash of 2016.

Introduction: Canvas Moon America
Who Stole the Back of the Moon?
The Crash
Just One of Us Ducks
Death by Bankster
Death by Globalism
The Task
The Economic Royalists and the Corporatist Conspiracy
A Rendezvous with Destiny
The Great Forgetting
The Economic Royalists
A Crash Starts a Nation
The Next Cycle: The Civil War
FDR Wages War on the Royalists
The Road to War: Yesterday and Today
War
A Corporate Call to Arms
The Sixties
The Powell Memo
On Campus
The GOP TV Memo and Roger Ailes
The Courts and the Capitol
The Crisis Capitalists
Killing Keynes
The Mont Pelerin Society
Shock Troopers
A Global Shift
The "Crisis" Comes to America
Why We Crashed
A Middle-Class Primer
The Elusive Middle Class
Progressive Taxation
A Social Safety Net
Protections for Working People
Rules in the Marketplace
Monopoly Endgame
Reagan Kidnapped the Jetsons
Tax Cuts of Mass Destruction
More Unequal than Rome
The "Debt" Crisis
Shooting Santa
Republican President Clinton
A Giant Sucking Sound
"Madness"
The Evolution of Madness
Monopolies Return
Global Psychopaths
Bankster Psychopaths
Financialization
The 1920s All Over Again
Even Worse than Before
"Oppression, Rebellion, Reformation"
A Revolution Denied
Jefferson's Cycle of Revolutions
A History of Revolution
The Suicide Pact
The Royalists Strike Back
A Tea Party Reimagined
Meet the Kochs
The Rise of the Kochtopus
Fox News Gets in the Game
Thwarted
Betrayal on the High Court
Roberts Takes the Case
The Road to Personhood
Delphin Delmas v. Corporate Personhood
The Roberts Court Rules
Masters of the Universe
First, Greece
It Spreads
Little Dictators
The ALEC Shadow Government
Democracy Defamed
Cancer Stage
The Great Crash
This Is the End
Germany Finally Wins World War II
Germany Goes Too Far
The Divergence and War
The China Syndrome
The Oil Shock
Military Misadventure
$1,200,000,000,000,000
Out of the Ashes
Organized People v. Organized Money
Move to Amend
Take On the Court
The Court Takes the Power
Depose the Kings!
Repair the Fundamentals
Medicare Part E
Reclaim the Commons
Cure Wall Street's Madness
Reinvest
Card Check
Printing Money
Jubilee
No Billionaires!
Green Revolution
Decentralization
The Tipping Point
Stripping Oil of Its Strategic Value
Tipping Point Reached
Democratize the Economy
The Silent Revolution
The Dragon's Mountain
The Mercedes and the Labor Union
The Seeds
Epilogue-A Letter to My Great-Grandchildren
About the Author
Notes
Index
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