Ultimate Field Guide to the U. S. Economy A Compact and Irreverent Guide to Economic Life in America

ISBN-10: 1565845781

ISBN-13: 9781565845787

Edition: 2000

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 4/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 222
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Acknowledgments
The Bottom Line
Owners
Who Owns How Much?
Very Rich, Getting Richer
What the Wealthy Own
The Color of Wealth
The Richest People in the World
Gross Inequalities
Born on Third Base
CEO Pay
Scraping By
Who Gets Money from What?
The Price of Influence
Dollar Democracy
Controlling Media
Mega-Mergers
Multinational Goliaths
Worker Owners
Workers
Who's in the Labor Force?
Bye-bye Factory Jobs
The Wage Treadmill
Skimpy Paychecks
Tough Luck, Kids
The Minimal Minimum Wage
Shrinking Benefits
Unequal Pay
The Working Poor
Living Wage Campaigns
Underemployment
Jobless in 1998
The Ups and Downs of Unemployment
Downsizing
Who Belongs to Unions?
The Comeback Kid
Women
Most Women Earn a Wage
Married-Couple Families Are Less Common
Women Still Earn Less Than Men
Equal Work, Unequal Pay
Nice Work if You Can Get It
Glass Ceilings
Pink-Collar Jobs
The Care Penalty
Mothers, Children, and Poverty
Deadbeat Dads
Working Parents
Work/Family Conflicts
The Demand for Child Care
Family Policies in Europe
Safe Sex
Reproductive Rights and Wrongs
People of Color
Who We Are
Asian and Latino Diversity
New Citizens
Neighborhoods in Black and White
Last Hired
Unemployment by Degrees
The Education Gap Persists
More Menial Work
Wage Inequalities
The Color of Poverty
Doing Time
Marriageable Men
Women Maintaining Families
Who's Raising the Kids?
Lending Discrimination
Affirmative Action
Government
How Big is Government?
Government Spending Elsewhere
Where Federal Dollars Go
The Fate of Social Spending
Stealth Bombers Don't Trickle Down
Policing the World
Back in the Black
Borrowed Money
Who Pays the Taxes?
Unfair Shares
Taxing Business
Buying Favors
Declining Democracy
Corporate Welfare
Is Social Security Going Broke?
Social Security or Insecurity?
Welfare and Education
Family Income
Low-Income Households Get a Smaller Share
Defining Poverty
The Likelihood of Being Poor
Poverty Among Children and the Elderly
Poverty Hurts Kids
Handouts for the Affluent
Welfare Farewell
From Welfare to What?
Bare Cupboards
Searching for Shelter
Mean Streets
Kid Care
Poor Schools for Poor Kids
The Price of College
Who Graduates from College?
Health
Hey, Big Spender
Spend More, Live Less
Look Who's Paying
Poor People Pay More
The Unhealthy Cost of Care
A Day in the Hospital
It Pays to Specialize
R[subscript X] = Big Bucks
Earn More, Feel Better
Too Poor for Care
People of Color Lack Insurance
African-American Children at Greater Risk
Managing Care
HMO Woes
Health Around the World
AIDS
Environment
GDP is Misleading
Gifts of Nature
Toxic Polluters
Taking Out the Trash
Environmental Racism
Hazardous Wastes
Septic Streams
Environmental Industries
The EPA is Weak
Free-Market Environmentalism
On the Road Again
Energy Hogs
When a Tree Falls...
Endangered Species
Acid Rain Goes East
The Global Greenhouse
Macroeconomics
Slower Growth
Dividing the Pie
The Ups and Downs of GDP
Business Cycles
Sagging Productivity
Profits in America
Business Failures
Merger Mania
The Cost of Borrowing
The Story Behind Interest Rates
Disappearing Banks
The Changing Face of Finance
Keeping Up With the Dow Jones
Debt Trap
Investing for the Future
Unbalanced Trade
The Global Economy
Global Slowdown
Unemployment Elsewhere
Cross-Border Conglomerates
Have Profits, Will Travel
Trade Transformation
Cheap Labor and Imports
Trade, Women, and Work
Export Processing Zones
Foreign Direct Investment
Fair-Weather Finance
High-Speed Investment
The Euro
Global Free-For-All
International Meltdown
Devaluation Hits Home
Crying for Food
The Consumption Gap
Does Economic Growth Deliver the Goods?
Toolkit
A Guide to General Sources
How to Read and Write Graphs
Means, Medians, and Other Measures
Real vs. Nominal: How to Use Price Indices
The Census Vocabulary: Families, Households, Persons, and Heads
What They Call Us: Racial and Ethnic Labels in Economic Data
Measuring Growth: What's Gross About Gross Domestic Product?
Uppers and Downers: The Business Cycle
A Guide to the Federal Budget
Poverty and the Poverty Line
Glossary
Sources
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