The Occupy Handbook (Paperback)
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The Occupy Handbook (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 03/05/2012
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Analysing the movement's deep-seated origins in questions that the country has sought too long to ignore, some of the greatest economic minds - from Paul Krugman, Robin Wells, Michael Lewis, Robert Reich, Amy Goodman, Barbara Ehrenreich, Scott Turow, Bethany McLean, Brandon Adams, Tyler Cowen to prominent labour leaders and young, cutting-edge economists and financial writers whose work is not yet widely known - THE OCCUPY HANDBOOK captures the Occupy Wall Street phenomenon in all its ragged glory, giving readers an on-the-scene feel for the movement as it unfolds while exploring the heady growth of the protests, considering the lasting changes wrought and recommending reform.
A handbook to the occupation, THE OCCUPY HANDBOOK is a talked-about source for understanding why 1% of the people in America take almost a quarter of the nation's income and the long-term effects of a protest movement that even the objects of its attack can find little fault with.

Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
ISBN: 9780316220217
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 526 g
Dimensions: 143 x 210 x 41 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'This fascinating collection explains why and how income and wealth inequalities have rightly climbed to the top of the policy agenda in so many countries. With multiple perspectives from both experts and activists, The Occupy Handbook contains valuable insights on the historical context, the formation of the popular movements, their impact, and what the future may hold. I suspect it won't be long before this handbook is viewed as the reference guide for understanding how an unstructured gathering of people in Zuccotti Park ended up providing the catalyst redefining policy imperatives around the world.' - CEO of PIMCO and author of When Markets Collide Mohamed A. El-Erian

More than a scrapbook of the recent Occupy Wall Street movement, The Occupy Handbook, a compilation by our best journalists, thinkers and economists, puts the story of America's revolt against inequality in welcome historical perspective. From the barricades of 1848, to the barrios of modern Chile, to the improbable campgrounds thrown together in the shadows of New York skyscrapers, the Handbook examines the budding question of whether democracy can foster a more equal, and also a more prosperous, society. Insightful pieces by Gillian Tett, John Cassidy, Bethany McLean and many more prepare you to think about the next outbreak of outrage and activism-which is only a matter of time. - Roger Lowenstein - author of The End of Wall Street and When Genius Failed

When future historians ponder why the Great Recession failed to spark a populist revolt like those of the 1890s or 1930s, they'll find a wealth of insights in this remarkable volume. - Sylvia Nasar - author of Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius and A Beautiful Mind

This fascinating collection explains why and how income and wealth inequalities have rightly climbed to the top of the policy agenda in so many countries. With multiple perspectives from both experts and activists, The Occupy Handbook contains valuable insights on the historical context, the formation of the popular movements, their impact, and what the future may hold. I suspect it won't be long before this handbook is viewed as the reference guide for understanding how an unstructured gathering of people in Zuccotti Park ended up providing the catalyst redefining policy imperatives around the world. - Mohamed A. El-Erian - CEO of PIMCO and author of When Markets Collide

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