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eBook The Good Life and Its Discontents: The American Dream in the Age of Entitlement, 1945-1995 ePub

by Robert J. Samuelson

  • ISBN: 0517197561
  • Category: Economics
  • Subcategory: Perfomance and Work
  • Author: Robert J. Samuelson
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Times Books; Second Printing edition (November 25, 1997)
  • Pages: 293
  • ePub book: 1189 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1969 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4
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Start by marking The Good Life and Its Discontents: The American Dream in the Age of Entitlement, 1945-1995 as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. A fascinating analysis of the modern American psyche, The Good Life and Its Discontents offers some ideas for change. Read it and decide if the "American Dream" has become the "American Fantasy. This book was interesting and a relatively easy read. Its basic premise is that over the past century, Americans in general have developed a sense of entitlement.

Samuelson, Robert J. Publication date. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Entitlement spending, Zelfbeeld, Leefwijze, Heilstaat, Dépenses sociales. The author portrays the postwar economic boom that "engendered a psychology of entitlement: a feeling that we had a right to uninterrupted personal and societal progress. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by Francis Ong on October 7, 2010. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata). Terms of Service (last updated 12/31/2014).

Shrewd and optimistic. combines first-rate analysis with persuasive historical, political and sociological insights. For, as Robert J. Samuelson observes in this visionary book, our country suffers from a national sense of entitlement-a feeling that someone, whether Big Business or Big Government, should guarantee us secure jobs, rising living standards, social harmony, and personal fulfillment.

Given our current economic climate, "The Good Life and Its Discontents" is a timelier read in 2009 than it was in 1995 when the book was originally published. One person found this helpful. Cleverly interwoven into Roosevelt's harangues about more sacrifice for the (still ongoing) war effort was a startling list of new guarantees for the American people that he hoped would avoid future conflicts: the right to a job, to decent housing, to adequate health care, extending to protection for businessmen from "unfair competition," and the right of farmers to sell products "at a.

Dr. DiLorenzo is professor of economics at Loyola College in Maryland

Dr. DiLorenzo is professor of economics at Loyola College in Maryland. The Good Life and Its Discontents, by journalist Robert J. Samuelson (no relation to the economist Paul Samuelson), is a well-written exposition of some of the failures of interventionist economic policy over the past 50 years. He roundly condemns this age of entitlement, defined not just in terms of the taxpayers’ incomes that special interest groups believe they are entitled to, but as the conviction that we could completely control our economic, social, and political surroundings.

1945-1995 by Robert J. Samuelson Times Books, 1995; 293pp. Newsweek columnist Robert Samuelson reflects upon this prevailing trend among the American public in his recent book, The Good Life and Its Discontents.

The Good Life and Its Discontents: The American Dream in the Age of Entitlement, 1945-1995 by Robert J. Samuelson argues that despite these frustrations on the part of many Americans in their never-ending quest to live as comfortably as possible things could be much worse.

ISBN: 0679781528; Издательство: Vintage Books USA. A New York Times Business Book Bestseller "Shrewd and optimistic. -The New Republic Today Americans are wealthier, healthier, and live longer than at any previous time in our history. As a society, we have never had it so good

Bibliographic Details. Title: The Good Life and Its Discontents: The.

Bibliographic Details. Publisher: Times Books, New York. Publication Date: 1995.

Robert Jacob Samuelson (born December 23, 1945) is a journalist for The Washington Post, where he has written about business and economic issues since 1977. He was a columnist for Newsweek magazine from 1984 to 2011. He began his career in journalism as a reporter on the business desk of The Washington Post in 1969 and left the paper to become a freelancer in 1973.

A New York Times Business Book Bestseller "Shrewd and optimistic. Samuelson observes in this visionary book, our country suffers from a national sense of entitlement-a feeling that someone, whether Big Business or Bi. . As a society, we have never had it so good.