Hard Times: Inequality, Recession, Aftermath ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Tom Clark

Hard Times: Inequality, Recession, Aftermath

Yale University Press
Publication date: June 2014
ISBN: 9780300206166
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

Buy ePub

List price:
$22.00
Our price:
$20.99

You save: $1.01 (5%)
2008 was a watershed year for global finance. The banking system was eventually pulled back from the brink, but the world was saddled with the worst slump since the 1930s Depression, and millions were left unemployed. While numerous books have addressed the financial crisis, very little has been written about its social consequences.

Journalist Tom Clark draws on the research of a transatlantic team led by Professors Anthony Heath and Robert D. Putnam to determine the great recession’s toll on individuals, families, and community bonds in the United States and the United Kingdom. The ubiquitous metaphor of the crisis has been an all-encompassing “financial storm,” but Clark argues that the data tracks the narrow path of a tornado—destroying some neighborhoods while leaving others largely untouched. In our vastly unequal societies, disproportionate suffering is being meted out to the poor—and the book’s new analysis suggests that the scars left by unemployment and poverty will linger long after the economy recovers.

Politicians on both sides of the Atlantic have shown more interest in exploiting the divisions of opinion ushered in by the slump than in grappling with these problems. But this hard-hitting analysis provides a wake-up call that all should heed.
Please sign in to review this product.
Devices:
Hard Times ePub (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open ePub (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
1280 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Disabled.
Printing:
Disabled.
Other books by Tom Clark
Practical Forensic Psychiatry PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Tom Clark
Practical Forensic Psychiatry
Tom Clark & Dharjinder Singh Rooprai
CRC Press, December 2012
ISBN: 9781444120639
Format: PDF
List Price: $59.95 Our price: $55.99