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American Dream vs Reality:  from an American writer

American Dream vs Reality:  from the Mirror (UK) of all places

American Dream vs Reality:  writer from New Mexico USA

American Dream vs Reality:  the Seattle Times

my point:  criticism of the American Dream and documentation of its collision course with reality is far from limited to this blog or to Europeans or to one axis of measurement (poverty, unemployment etc).

wchurchill, please walk do not run to the nearest bookstore whether bricks or clicks, or your local taxpayer-supported public library if it's still open any reasonable hours, find a copy of Gar Alperovitz' America Beyond Capitalism, read it,
and come on back for a nice lengthy discussion when I finally get around to posting my review.


The difference between theory and practise in practise ...

by DeAnander (de_at_daclarke_dot_org) on Thu Oct 13th, 2005 at 05:34:27 PM EST
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I'll look for the book.  I don't view myself as a capitalist however, as I've written in some very early posts
by wchurchill on Thu Oct 13th, 2005 at 09:08:42 PM EST
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The reason I recommend it is that Alperovitz steps out of the traditional ruts of both lefty and righty economic analysis.  I'll have more to say about the book when I have time to work on the review.  But am trying to talk as many people as possible into reading it so that we can have an excellent discussion...

The difference between theory and practise in practise ...
by DeAnander (de_at_daclarke_dot_org) on Thu Oct 13th, 2005 at 09:25:14 PM EST
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