Tuesday, February 28, 2017

A Refreshing View From the Top of the Heap



I’ve been impatiently awaiting delivery of this book and am delighted to find blurbs on the back cover from Barbara Ehrenreich and Robert Reich, two writers two economic issues I greatly admire. I love Nick Hanauer’s statements in support of the book, too--
Born on Third Base explodes the myth of the self-made man, but it also celebrates true achievement in the classic American sense....
while Peter Buffett calls it a “Declaration of Interdependence.”

The publisher puts it like this:
With the heart of an agitator and the soul of a storyteller, inequality expert Chuck Collins upends our assumptions about America’s deep wealth divide—one that, for the first time in recent history, locks the nation’s youth into a future defined by their class and wealth at birth. [At the same time, lest you fear!] ... Collins calls for an end to class war ... and offers bold new solutions for bridging the economic divide and re-engaging the wealthy in rebuilding communities for a resilient future. 
The publisher, by the way, is Chelsea Green, and engages my trust before I even open the book.

Born on Third Base: A One Percenter Makes the
Case for Tackling Inequality, Bringing Wealth Home, and Committing to the Common Good
by Chuck Collins
Paper, 267pp w/ index
$17.95

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