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Author Wright, Robert E. (Robert Eric), 1969-

Title Fubarnomics : a lighthearted, serious look at America's economic ills / Robert E. Wright.

Imprint Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2010.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  330.973 W935f 2010    ---  Available
Description 333 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-308) and index.
Summary Robert E. Wright not only identifies the problems of our current economic conundrum but also proposes new, intriguing solutions. His entertaining and enlightening ideas take a fresh approach to public policy by finding fault with both the market and the government, and on both sides of the aisle. According to Wright, the only way to fix our FUBAR (Fouled Up Beyond All Recognition) world is to approach its problems head-on, using both sides of our brains and checking politically correct thought at the curb.--[book jacket]
Contents Fubar, fubar everywhere -- Death of a salesman : our mortgage mess and financial fiasco -- Bob the builder : deconstructing the construction industry -- Uncle Tom's cabin : the pollution of slavery -- The grapes of wrath : failed bailouts and the Great Depression -- Sacred hoax : social security and the distortion of retirement savings -- House scrubs : hypercostly healthcare and insurance -- 3rd rock from the sun : agency problems in higher education -- Fighting fubar : pareto proposals.
Subject Financial crises -- United States -- History.
United States -- Economic conditions.
Economics -- Humor.
ISBN 9781616141912 (cloth : alk. paper)
1616141913 (cloth : alk. paper)
Standard No. AU@ 000045529393

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