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Screwed by Thom Hartmann
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May 13, 2007 | ISBN 9781576754634

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“I think many of us recognize that for all but the wealthiest, life in America is getting increasingly hard. Screwed explores why, showing how this is no accidental process, but rather the product of conscious political choices, choices we can change with enough courage and commitment. Like all of Thom’s great work, it helps show us the way forward.”
—Paul Loeb, author of Soul of a Citizen and The Impossible Will Take a Little While

“Once again, Thom Hartmann hits the bull’s eye with a much needed exposé of the so-called ‘free market.’ Anyone concerned about the future of our nation needs to read Screwed now.”
—Michael Toms, Founding President, New Dimensions World Broadcasting Network and author of A Time For Choices: Deep Dialogues for Deep Democracy

“If we are going to live in a Democracy, we need to have a healthy middle class.  Thom Hartmann shows us how the ‘cons’ have wronged this country, and tells us what needs to be done to reclaim what it is to be American.”
— Eric Utne, Founder, Utne magazine

“Thom Hartmann’s book explains in simple language and with concrete research the details of the Neo-con’s war against the American middle class. It proves what many have intuited and serves to remind us that without a healthy, employed, and vital middle class, America is no more than the richest Third World country on the planet.”
— Peter Coyote, Actor and author of Sleeping Where I Fall

“The powers that be are running roughshod over the powers that OUGHT to be. Hartmann tells us what went wrong — and what you and I can do to help set American right again.”
—Jim Hightower, National Radio Commentator, Writer, Public Speaker, and author of the bestselling Thieves in High Places

“Hartmann speaks with the straight talking clarity and brilliance of a modern day Tom Paine as he exposes the intentional and systematic destruction of America’s middle class by an alliance of political con artists and outlines a program to restore it. This is Hartmann at his best. Essential reading for those interested in restoring the institution that made America the envy of the world.”
— David C. Korten, author of The Great Turning and When Corporations Rule the World

Table Of Contents

Introduction: Profits before People

Part I: A Middle Class Requires Democracy
Chapter 1: There Is No “Free” Market
Chapter 2: How We the People Create the Middle Class
Chapter 3: The Rise of the Corporatocracy

Part II: Democracy Requires a Middle Class
Chapter 4: The Myth of the Greedy Founders
Chapter 5: Thomas Paine against the Freeloaders
Chapter 6: Taxation without Representation
Chapter 7: James Madison vs. the Business of War
Chapter 8: FDR and the Economic Royalists
Addendum: FDR’s 1936 Speech

Part III: Governing for We the People
Chapter 9: Too Important for the Private Sector
Chapter 10: Democracy Requires a Well-Informed Citizenry
Chapter 11: Social Security is an Anti-Poverty Insurance Program
Chapter 12: Medicine for Health, not Profit
Chapter 13: Setting the Rules of the Game
Chapter 14: Leveling the Playing Field
Conclusion: The Road to Victory

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