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In American Society: How It Really Works , Erik Olin Wright and Joel Rogers ask several crucial questions: What kind of society is American society? How does it really work? Why is it the way it is? In what ways does it need changing, and how can those changes be brought about?They explore the implications of these questions by examining three key values that most Americans believe our society should realize: Capitalism, Equality, and Democracy. Wright and Rogers ask readers to evaluate to what degree contemporary American society realizes these values and suggest how Americans might solve some of the social problems that confront America today.
Table of Contents
|Prologue: Perspectives and Values||p. 1|
|What Kind of Society is American Society?||p. 10|
|The Capitalist Market: How It Is Supposed To Work||p. 35|
|The Capitalist Market: How It Actually Works||p. 47|
|The Environment||p. 69|
|Health Care||p. 124|
|High-Road Capitalism||p. 153|
|Thinking about Fairness and Inequality||p. 183|
|Persistent Poverty and Rising Inequality||p. 205|
|Ending Poverty in America||p. 253|
|Racial Inequality||p. 247|
|Gender Inequality||p. 296|
|Democracy. How It Works||p. 337|
|Elections and Voting||p. 353|
|Taxation and the Attack on the Affirmative State||p. 375|
|Corporate Control of the Media||p. 396|
|Militarism and Empire||p. 412|
|Labor Unions||p. 432|
|Democracy from Below||p. 446|
|Possible Futures||p. 465|
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