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The Occupy handbook / edited by Janet Byrne ; guest editor, Robin Wells.

Byrne, Janet (Added Author). Wells, Robin, 1959- (Added Author).

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This book explores the historical roots of the current protest movements, the links between income inequality and the economic crisis, lessons from the protests, and the potential power of the 99 percent to effect real change.
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Hood River County Library 339.2 BRY 2012 (Text) 33892100039305 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 08/31/2012 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316220217 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0316220213 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: xxii, 535 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Back Bay Books, 2012.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [505]-529).
Formatted Contents Note:
A tale of two taxes / Janet Byrne. -- Pt. 1. How We Got Here. -- Advice from the 1 percent: lever up, drop out / Michael Lewis -- The widening gyre: inequality, polarization, and the crisis / Paul Krugman and Robin Wells -- Take a stand: sit in / Philip Dray -- The 5 percent / Michael Hiltzik -- Hidden in plain sight: the problem of silos and silences in finance / Gillian Tett -- What good is Wall Street? / John Cassidy -- Inequality and intemperate policy / Raghuram Rajan -- Your house as an ATM: the myth of homeownership / Bethany McLean -- Against political capture: occupiers, muckrakers, progressives / Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson -- A nation of business junkies / Arjun Appadurai -- Causes of financial crises past and present: the role of the this-time-is-different syndrome / Carmen M. Reinhart and Kenneth S. Rogoff -- Government as tough love: sitting down with Robert Shiller / Brandon Adams.
Pt. 2. Where We Are Now: -- Occupy Wall Street's anarchist roots / David Graeber -- Economic insecurity and inequality breed political instability / Nouriel Roubini -- A master class in occupation / Chris Hedges -- Is democracy still in the streets? / James Miller -- The arc of communism: lessons for Occupy Wall Street? / Robert M. Buckley -- Globalization and the perils of democracy / Pankaj Mishra -- "15M": the indignados / Salvador Martí Puig -- In the footsteps of Salvador Allende: Chile and the Occupy Movement / Ariel Dorfman -- ¡Basta ya!: Chilean students say "enough" / Nora Lustig, Alejandra Mizala, and G. Eduardo Silva -- Occupying the Israeli street: the tents protest movement and social justice in the Holy Land / Neri Zilber -- From Tahrir to Zuccotti: justice but no peace in Egypt / Chris Stanton -- From resistance to revolution à la française / Robert Zaretsky -- Occupy the media: journalism for (and by) the 99 percent / Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan -- On the meaning of occupation / Michael Greenberg -- Unions build the middle class / David Madland, Karla Walter, and Nick Bunker -- Occupy Wall Street: the first quarter and beyond / George Gresham -- Where is the demand for redistribution? / Ilyana Kuziemko and Michael I. Norton -- U.S. cultural decline: the overlooked intangibles / Brandon Adams -- Civil society at ground zero / Rebecca Solnit -- The making of the American 99 percent and the collapse of the middle class / Barbara Ehrenreich and John Ehrenreich.
Pt. 3. Solutions. -- Occupy K Street / Paul Volcker -- Interview with Emmanuel Saez / Kathleen Maclay -- Taxing high earnings / Peter Diamond and Emmanuel Saez -- Commentary / J. Bradford DeLong -- Boycott!: Michael Lewis interviews himself / Michael Lewis -- Reforming Western capitalism / Martin Wolf -- How Occupy Wall Street can restore the clout of the 99 percent / Scott Turow -- Psychopaths, Inc.: on corporate personhood / Joel Bakan -- Occupy democracy / Robert B. Reich -- Taxing the 1 percent of the 1 percent / David Cay Johnston -- The short sell: an interview with Matt Taibbi / Tom Verlaine -- Smart loans / Eliot Spitzer -- Enough with occupying Wall Street: it's time to start preoccupying Wall Street / Lawrence Weschler -- Reframing the debate / Tyler Cowen and Veronique de Rugy -- Voluntary financial transactions tax / Brandon Adams -- Medicare for all / Jeff Madrick -- Countering the dangers of procyclicality / Daniel Gross -- Principal reduction: how to reduce the mortgage burden / Felix Salmon -- How bankruptcy contributed to the mortgage crisis and how it could help the economy recover / Michelle J. White and Wenli Li -- Occupy global capitalism / Jeffrey D. Sachs -- Debt jubilee / Michael Hudson -- Another way to resist Wall Street: copies, smuggling, and "globalization from below" / Gordon Mathews -- Coda: "the last capitalist on Wall Street" / Brandon Adams.
Summary, etc.:
This book explores the historical roots of the current protest movements, the links between income inequality and the economic crisis, lessons from the protests, and the potential power of the 99 percent to effect real change.
Subject: Occupy movement
Occupy movement > New York (State) > New York (State)
Income distribution > United States > Public opinion.
Equality > United States > Public opinion.
Protest movements > United States > History.

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