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The Resource The cash ceiling : why only the rich run for office--and what we can do about It, Nicholas Carnes

The cash ceiling : why only the rich run for office--and what we can do about It, Nicholas Carnes

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The cash ceiling : why only the rich run for office--and what we can do about It
Title
The cash ceiling
Title remainder
why only the rich run for office--and what we can do about It
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas Carnes
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Language
eng
Summary
Why are Americans governed by the rich? Millionaires make up only three percent of the public but control all three branches of the federal government. How did this happen? What stops lower-income and working-class Americans from becoming politicians? This book is a compelling and comprehensive account of why so few working-class people hold office - and what reformers can do about it. It debunks popular misconceptions (like the idea that workers are unelectable or unqualified to govern), identifies the factors that keep lower-class Americans off the ballot and out of political institutions, and evaluates a variety of reform proposals. The book shows that in the United States elections have a built-in "cash ceiling," a series of structural barriers that make it almost impossible for the working-class to run for public office. Elections take a serious toll on candidates, many working-class Americans simply cannot shoulder the practical burdens, and civic and political leaders often pass them over in favor of white-collar candidates. But these obstacles are not inevitable. Pilot programs to recruit, train, and support working-class candidates have the potential to increase the economic diversity of our governing institutions and ultimately amplify the voices of ordinary citizens. Who runs for office goes to the heart of whether the USA has a democracy that is representative or not. The book shows that the best hope for combating the oversized political influence of the rich might simply be to help more working-class Americans become politicians
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1984-
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Carnes, Nicholas
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Princeton studies in political behavior
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  • Campaign funds
  • Elections
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Campaign funds
  • Elections
  • United States
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The cash ceiling : why only the rich run for office--and what we can do about It, Nicholas Carnes
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Government by the privileged -- The conventional wisdom (is wrong) -- Why don't workers run? -- What's stopping them? -- What can we do about it? -- Moving the needle
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on1043913648
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unknown
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1 online resource
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780691184203
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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JSTOR
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illustrations
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  • 288ba4c3-3209-443d-a455-87b747baae40
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unknown
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unknown sound
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remote
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(OCoLC)1043913648
Label
The cash ceiling : why only the rich run for office--and what we can do about It, Nicholas Carnes
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Government by the privileged -- The conventional wisdom (is wrong) -- Why don't workers run? -- What's stopping them? -- What can we do about it? -- Moving the needle
Control code
on1043913648
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691184203
Level of compression
unknown
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/ctv396p7h
  • 288ba4c3-3209-443d-a455-87b747baae40
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1043913648

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