"Jeffrey Jones digs deep into the American political psyche to find a moral basis for the dissatisfaction many middle-class Americans feel with their economic circumstances. In this very accessible book, Jones articulates a public philosophy of reward for labor — the Covenant on Affordability — connecting it to a decent life .... he pulls together a striking range of references, from William Graham Sumner to contemporary credit card debt, to yield a unique and original analysis of our current economic and political malaise."
Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Education and
Professor of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts—Boston
"A thoughtful, scholarly look at the morality behind America's betrayal of work."
ANYA KAMENETZ, author of Generation Debt
About the Author
Jeffrey Jones, J.D., Ph.D. (Portland, OR), is an assistant professor of law at the Lewis and Clark Law School and an employment attorney for Barran Liebman LLP, both in Portland, Oregon. He holds a J.D. from the University of Michigan—Ann Arbor and a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin—Madison. Formerly, he worked as an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Massachusetts and was also a postdoctoral scholar at Boston University.