The myth that made us : how false beliefs about racism and meritocracy broke our economy (and how to fix it)
- ISBN: 9780262375832
- ISBN: 9780262375825
- ISBN: 0262048396
- ISBN: 9780262048392
xiii, 363 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
- Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, 
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||Includes bibliographical references and index.|
|Formatted Contents Note:||Preface: A mainstream economist discovers his blind spots -- Introduction: Like dives before Lazarus -- Part I: The myth. Our national economic mythology -- Public belief in the myth : a survey of polling results -- An origin story for the myth : roots in the founding of the republic -- Part II: The facts. How broken are we? : low (and unequal) incomes -- How broken are we? : the distribution of wealth -- Broken work : the prevalence and characteristics of "low-quality" jobs -- The rest of the story : more signs of brokenness -- Part III: The myth versus the facts. Evidence against the the myth -- This is not the only way : international comparisons -- Part IV: Broken by design : how we have chosen to create and sustain our broken system -- The history of systems that have been shaped by the myth -- Part V: The wreckage. The loss looking forward -- The loss looking backward -- Part VI: What are you prepared to do? : the way forward. Change the narrative -- How to get there : a program to build human and financial capital -- The other half of the battle : implementation matters -- Conclusion: A vision of opportunity.|
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