Obama's Economy: Recovery for the Few (Paperback)Jack Rasmus (author)
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In the period of Obama's presidency, corporate profits were up, and economic hardship was the bitter reality for millions of US citizens. Rasmus argues that the weakest economic recovery since 1947 was the direct result of the Obama administration's failure to take decisive action. Analysing deficit cutting, the fear of a global depression, tactical populism and austerity, this book is a clear and cutting antidote to current liberal narratives.
From Obama's presidential election to the passage of his 2012 budget, this book explains how the US economy failed and why the risk of a 'double dip' recession was on the cards.
Publisher: Pluto Press
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 349 g
Dimensions: 230 x 150 x 13 mm
'Rasmus describes in detail how Obama was the most conservative and business-oriented of the Democratic candidates in 2008, and how his first-term economic policies reflected that orientation' -- Chuck Mack, International Vice-President, International Brotherhood of Teamsters Union
'Gives new meaning to common sense economics. While working people reel in the downward spiralling economy, Rasmus analyses how we got where we are and makes recommendations for sustained economic growth and recovery' -- Donna DeWitt, President, South Carolina AFL-CIO
'A revealing expose' -- Nancy Wohlforth, Co-Covenor, US Labor Against War
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