Just Around the Corner

The Paradox of the Jobless Recovery

Stanley Aronowitz
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EAN: 978-1-59213-138-9

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Publication: Mar 05

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176 pages
5.5 x 8.25

A searing indictment of the American way of recession and recovery

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Americans have always believed that economic growth leads to job growth. In this groundbreaking book, Stanley Aronowitz argues that this is no longer true. Just Around the Corner looks at the state of the American economy as planned by democrats and republicans over the last thirty years. In this book, Aronowitz finds that economic growth has become "delinked" from job creation, and that unemployment and underemployment are a permanent condition of our economy. He traces the historical roots of this state of affairs, and sees under the surface of booms and busts a continuum of econcomic austerity that creates a boom for the rich at the expense of most Americans. He then examines the cultural and political processes by which we have come to describe and accept economics in the US. And lastly, he proposes a concrete plan of action that would guarantee employment and living wages for all Americans. In both measured analysis and persuasive reasoning, Stanley Aronowitz's Just Around the Corner is an indispensable guide to our current economic predicament and a bold challenge to economists and policymakers.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents Preface Introduction Chapter One: How We Got Here: A Snapshot Economic History of America Chapter Two: The Reagan Revolution, The Clinton “Boom” and the Downsizing of America Chapter Three: It’s the Technology, Stupid Chapter Four: The Price of Neo-Liberal Globalization Chapter Five: A Real Jobs and Income Program Notes

About the Author(s)

Stanley Aronowitz is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, and editor of Temple University Press's Labor in Crisis series.