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The Resource Falling behind : how rising inequality harms the middle class, Robert H. Frank ; with a new preface

Falling behind : how rising inequality harms the middle class, Robert H. Frank ; with a new preface

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Falling behind : how rising inequality harms the middle class
Title
Falling behind
Title remainder
how rising inequality harms the middle class
Statement of responsibility
Robert H. Frank ; with a new preface
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
With a timely new foreword by Robert Frank, this groundbreaking book explores the very meaning of happiness and prosperity in America today. Although middle-income families don't earn much more than they did several decades ago, they are buying bigger cars, houses, and appliances. To pay for them, they spend more than they earn and carry record levels of debt. Robert Frank explains how increased concentrations of income and wealth at the top of the economic pyramid have set off ""expenditure cascades"" that raise the cost of achieving many basic goals for the middle class. Writing in lively pr
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Frank, Robert H
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • charts
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The Aaron Wildavsky forum for public policy
Series volume
4
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Middle class
  • Income distribution
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Equality
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Equality
  • Income distribution
  • Middle class
  • United States
Label
Falling behind : how rising inequality harms the middle class, Robert H. Frank ; with a new preface
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-140) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Recent changes in income and wealth inequality -- Inequality, happiness, and health -- Envy or context? -- The rising cost of adequate -- Why do we care about rank? -- What types of consumption are most sensitive to context? -- How can middle-class families afford to keep up? -- Smart for one, dumb for all -- Looking ahead -- Lessons for public policy -- Reflections
Control code
ocn859156244
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvi, 148 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520957435
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt3j7276
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)859156244
Label
Falling behind : how rising inequality harms the middle class, Robert H. Frank ; with a new preface
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-140) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Recent changes in income and wealth inequality -- Inequality, happiness, and health -- Envy or context? -- The rising cost of adequate -- Why do we care about rank? -- What types of consumption are most sensitive to context? -- How can middle-class families afford to keep up? -- Smart for one, dumb for all -- Looking ahead -- Lessons for public policy -- Reflections
Control code
ocn859156244
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvi, 148 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520957435
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt3j7276
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)859156244

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