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The Resource Dream hoarders : how the American upper middle class is leaving everyone else in the dust, why that is a problem, and what to do about it, Richard V. Reeves

Dream hoarders : how the American upper middle class is leaving everyone else in the dust, why that is a problem, and what to do about it, Richard V. Reeves

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Dream hoarders : how the American upper middle class is leaving everyone else in the dust, why that is a problem, and what to do about it
Title
Dream hoarders
Title remainder
how the American upper middle class is leaving everyone else in the dust, why that is a problem, and what to do about it
Statement of responsibility
Richard V. Reeves
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In America, everyone knows that the top 1 percent are the villains. The rest of us, the 99 percent?we are the good guys. Not so, argues Reeves. The real class divide is not between the upper class and the upper middle class: it is between the upper middle class and everyone else. The separation of the upper middle class from everyone else is both economic and social, and the practice of "opportunity hoarding"?gaining exclusive access to scarce resources?is especially prevalent among parents who want to perpetuate privilege to the benefit of their children. While many families believe this is just good parenting, it is actually hurting others by reducing their chances of securing these opportunities. There is a glass floor created for each affluent child helped by his or her wealthy, stable family. That glass floor is a glass ceiling for another child. Throughout Dream Hoarders, Reeves explores the creation and perpetuation of opportunity hoarding, and what should be done to stop it, including controversial solutions such as ending legacy admissions to school. He offers specific steps toward reducing inequality and asks the upper middle class to pay for it. Convinced of their merit, members of the upper middle class believes they are entitled to those tax breaks and hoarded opportunities. After all, they aren?t the 1 percent. The national obsession with the super rich allows the upper middle class to convince themselves that they are just like the rest of America. In Dream Hoarders, Reeves argues that in many ways, they are worse, and that changes in policy and social conscience are the only way to fix the broken system"--Publisher's description
Awards note
An Economist Best Book of the Year.
Cataloging source
YDX
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Reeves, Richard V
Dewey number
305.5/50973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HT690.U6
LC item number
R44 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Middle class
  • Income distribution
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Income distribution
  • Middle class
  • United States
  • Society
  • Society
  • United States of America, USA
  • Society & culture: general
  • Social classes
  • Sociology & anthropology
  • Economic theory & philosophy
Label
Dream hoarders : how the American upper middle class is leaving everyone else in the dust, why that is a problem, and what to do about it, Richard V. Reeves
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hoarding the dream, still -- A class apart -- Growing gains -- Inheriting class -- Market merit -- Opportunity hoarding -- Sharing the dream -- Check our privilege
Control code
on1024154055
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
198 pages
Isbn
9780815729129
Lccn
2017301178
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1024154055
Label
Dream hoarders : how the American upper middle class is leaving everyone else in the dust, why that is a problem, and what to do about it, Richard V. Reeves
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hoarding the dream, still -- A class apart -- Growing gains -- Inheriting class -- Market merit -- Opportunity hoarding -- Sharing the dream -- Check our privilege
Control code
on1024154055
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
198 pages
Isbn
9780815729129
Lccn
2017301178
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1024154055

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