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Author Konczal, Mike, author.

Title Freedom from the market : America's fight to liberate itself from the grip of the invisible hand / Mike Konczal.

Publication Info. New York : The New Press, 2021.


Location Call No. Status
 Wethersfield Public Library - New Books  NEW 330.973 KONCZAL    Missing
Description 247 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- Free land -- Free time -- Free life -- Free security -- Free care -- Free health -- Free economy -- Free education -- Conclusion.
Summary Health insurance, student loan debt, retirement savings, child care, work-life balance, access to home ownership-- these are the issues driving America's current political debates. Konczal believes they are all linked by a single question: should we allow the free market to determine our lives? His answer is a resounding "no". With chapters on the history of Homestead Act and land ownership, the eight-hour work day and free time and much more, Konczal shows how citizens have fought to ensure that everyone has access to the conditions that make us free. -- adapted from jacket
Subject Capitalism -- United States.
Free enterprise -- United States.
Equality -- United States.
United States -- Economic policy.
United States -- Economic conditions.
Capitalism. (OCoLC)fst00846425
Economic history. (OCoLC)fst00901974
Economic policy. (OCoLC)fst00902025
Equality. (OCoLC)fst00914456
Free enterprise. (OCoLC)fst00933866
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
ISBN 9781620975374 hardcover
1620975378 hardcover
9781620975381 electronic book
Standard No. 40030364773
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