Economic Freedom and the American Dream

Hardcover | December 15, 2009

byJoseph Shaanan

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Economic Freedom and the American Dream explores the effects of economic freedom on America in several areas, such as, markets, politics, and opportunities.  By focusing on the economic liberty of individuals, corporations, and markets, and the conflicts among them, the book offers an original perspective on some of the nation’s most difficult dilemmas.  Shaanan challenges the view that unrestricted economic freedom enhances our economic and political well being.  He demonstrates that while economic freedom provides benefits, its unchecked version, including the right to profit through government, inflicts a heavy toll on democracy, free markets and, paradoxically, on economic freedom itself.

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Economic Freedom and the American Dream explores the effects of economic freedom on America in several areas, such as, markets, politics, and opportunities.  By focusing on the economic liberty of individuals, corporations, and markets, and the conflicts among them, the book offers an original perspective on some of the nation’s most d...

Joseph Shaanan is Professor of Economics at Bryant University.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.62 inPublished:December 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230617751

ISBN - 13:9780230617759

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Table of Contents

Introduction * AMERICA * We the People * Ideology and Myths * The Economy * The Secondary Economy * CORPORATIONS * The Rise of Corporations * Large Corporations * The Corporation and the State * The Media * MARKETS * Competition * Competition Policy * INDIVIDUALS * Fortunes and Fairness * Culture and Materialism * The American Character * AMERICA REVISITED * America’s Economic Success * Final Thoughts