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Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution Why Economic Inequality Threatens Our Republic

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ISBN-10: 1101973455

ISBN-13: 9781101973455

Edition: N/A

Authors: Ganesh Sitaraman

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In this original, provocative contribution to the debate over economic inequality, Ganesh Sitaraman argues that a strong and sizable middle class is a prerequisite for America's constitutional system.   For most of Western history, Sitaraman argues, constitutional thinkers assumed economic inequality was inevitable and inescapable--and they designed governments to prevent class divisions from spilling over into class warfare. The American Constitution is different. Compared to Europe and the ancient world, America was a society of almost unprecedented economic equality, and the founding generation saw this equality as essential for the preservation of America's republic. Over the next two…    
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Book details

List price: $24.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/6/2018
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 5.18" wide x 8.01" long x 0.89" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English