Economic Freedom and the American Dream by J. Shaanan

Economic Freedom and the American Dream

byJ. Shaanan

Hardcover | February 10, 2010

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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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Joseph Shaanan is Professor of Economics at Bryant University.
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Title:Economic Freedom and the American DreamFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0 inPublished:February 10, 2010Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage: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