A People's History of the Great Recession
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Every book about the economic crisis of the late 2000s focuses on the institutions that caused the recession and the brilliant geniuses who were at the top when it all went down. This book is about the people on the bottom who got flattened through no fault of their own. Their stories show what happens when the system doesn't work. Now our political leaders are in the middle of a big debate about how much the nation should spend on social programs that help people. This book asks the question a different way: How much indignity should regular folks have to suffer?
For the past two years, Huffington Post reporter Arthur Delaney has written about the economic crisis, interviewing and emailing with hundreds and hundreds of people who didn't understand where they went wrong. This book is about them.
Big Heart,Small Mind!
This book is the epitome of what's wrong with our Country. It's always someone else's fault. More often than not big companies are the demons. There is no doubt we need to come up with a solution for catastrophic health care coverage. The reality is it's going to take the support of big companies. If people like this author and our President continue to crucify the companies that can help us, our unemployment will continue to be high and the chances of fixing our health care problems will continue to be difficult. case in point; many of the horror stories recounted in this book regarding big banks are a direct result of the presidents new regulations on the banks. Honestly, I despise the big banks and have had my issues as well. I was raised to take responsibility for my own actions and I handled them accordingly. And yes I paid the 30% interest. I caused the problem and I fixed, then fired the bank. This author and others like him only make the problems in our Country worse, what an idiot! How many of these poor soles in the book have an IPhone and monthly cell phone bills? I'm sure I could find a few more things in their life they don't go without..oh but I guess those things are their rights!