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The Resource A generation of sociopaths : how the baby boomers betrayed America, Bruce Cannon Gibney

A generation of sociopaths : how the baby boomers betrayed America, Bruce Cannon Gibney

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A generation of sociopaths : how the baby boomers betrayed America
Title
A generation of sociopaths
Title remainder
how the baby boomers betrayed America
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Cannon Gibney
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Gibney shows how America was hijacked by a generation whose reckless self-indulgence degraded the foundations of American prosperity. Acting without empathy, prudence, or respect for facts-- acting, in other words, as sociopaths-- they turned American dynamism into stagnation, inequality, and bipartisan fiasco. In the 2030s damage to Social Security, public finances, and the environment will become catastrophic and possibly irreversible. Gibney argues that younger generations have a fleeting window to hold the boomers accountable and begin restoring America
Summary
A venture capitalist describes why he believes the Baby Boomers destroyed the American Dream through disastrous policies that destroyed prosperity and did irreparable damage to Social Security, public finances and the environment, and aimed only to promote their own reckless self-indulgence
Pace
Tone
Writing style
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10554819
Cataloging source
DLC
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Gibney, Bruce
Dewey number
306.0973
Illustrations
charts
Index
index present
LC call number
HN59
LC item number
.G527 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Baby boom generation
  • Baby boom generation
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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how the baby boomers betrayed America
Label
A generation of sociopaths : how the baby boomers betrayed America, Bruce Cannon Gibney
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-417) 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
Introduction -- The view from 1946 -- Bringing up boomer -- Vietnam and the emerging boomer identity -- Empire of self -- Science and sentimentality -- Disco and roots of neoliberalism -- The boomer ascendancy -- Taxes -- Debt and deficits -- Indefinitely deferred maintenance -- Boomer finance: the vicious cycle of risk and deceit -- The brief triumph of long retirement -- Preparing for the future -- Detention, after-school and otherwise -- The wages of sin -- The myth of boomer goodness -- Price tags and prescriptions -- Afterword
Control code
20897406
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxiii, 430 pages
Isbn
9780316395786
Lccn
2016046022
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
charts
Label
A generation of sociopaths : how the baby boomers betrayed America, Bruce Cannon Gibney
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-417) 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
Introduction -- The view from 1946 -- Bringing up boomer -- Vietnam and the emerging boomer identity -- Empire of self -- Science and sentimentality -- Disco and roots of neoliberalism -- The boomer ascendancy -- Taxes -- Debt and deficits -- Indefinitely deferred maintenance -- Boomer finance: the vicious cycle of risk and deceit -- The brief triumph of long retirement -- Preparing for the future -- Detention, after-school and otherwise -- The wages of sin -- The myth of boomer goodness -- Price tags and prescriptions -- Afterword
Control code
20897406
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxiii, 430 pages
Isbn
9780316395786
Lccn
2016046022
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
charts

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