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Kevin Phillips has been a political and economic commentator for more than three decades. A former White House strategist, he is a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times and NPR and writes for Harper’s and Time. His books include New York Times bestsellers The Politics of Rich and Poor and Wealth and Democracy.
Parts of the book read like a very good term paper.
The writing style is also annoying in that Mr. Phillips doesn't assemble his points into a logical pattern to "prove" what might come next.
I would recommend this book to those interested in understanding the background of the current economic climate.
Someone needs to write Kevin Phillips' biography. He who, along with Harry Dent, invented the "southern strategy" of Richard Nixon has spent the second half of his life so... Read morePublished 8 months ago by G. Budrikis
I saw him being interviewed on OPB and wanted to get his book to learn more about the financial crises of recent past; and, the history leading to this. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Linda L Sanderlin
This book is one of the most important books that I've ever read. Especially in these days of economic upheaval, it's nice to have more of the perspective that this book can give.Published 18 months ago by Robert V. Rose
I read this book to learn more about our economy and its financial woes.
I got just that. I great read with some back ground information.
A must read!
Normally I do not allow books like this one to get beneath my "crap detecting system." I usually weed them out in the book store, or by first reading the reviews of others. Read morePublished on April 18, 2011 by Herbert L Calhoun
Pros: The author does give a relatively realistic and accurate account of what is going on in finance, politics and American capitalism. Read morePublished on February 21, 2011 by PC
I found the audio-book version at my local library as a download in Overdrive format, and find it tremendously insightful! Read morePublished on February 2, 2011 by Mark
I have read three of Kevin Phillips books before this one.
Wealth and Democracy: A Political History of the American Rich
Arrogant Capital: Washington, Wall Street, and... Read more
Don't be a fool , read this book . Then sit back and think how easy thing have been for most of us , for the pass 40 years ! Read morePublished on November 7, 2010 by bill