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