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The Middle Out

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The Middle Out by Michael Tomasky
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Sep 06, 2022 | ISBN 9780593628249 | 502 Minutes

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“In this engaging mix of partisanship and history, the editor of The New Republic argues that Democrats succeed when they focus on the ways big government can make the lives of ordinary Americans more economically secure.”
The New York Times Book Review *Editor’s Choice*


“Tomasky has written an engrossing history of ideas. It’s an incisive look at neoliberalism’s trajectory and the rise of a new intellectual model for truly shared prosperity. The Middle Out is critical to understanding our current political economy.”
–Heather McGhee, New York Times bestselling author of The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together

“One of America’s great liberal journalists tackles the great liberal problem of our age — the economic defenestration of democracy. Essential reading for those seeking to understand how we got into this mess, and how to get out.”
–Zachary D. Carter, author of The Price of Peace: Money, Democracy, and the Life of John Maynard Keynes

“It would not be enough to say that the articulate Michael Tomasky targets almost all the economic challenges of our time in his extraordinary new book, The Middle Out. He writes highly accessibly, makes economics a fascinating story, and has a powerful understanding of how economies work.  The American economy has not been run on the basis of well-founded ideas in the last forty years, he makes clear, but on the basis of narrow and self-centered interests. He provides pathways to return to an age of the kinds of values that once made it possible for a compassionately and intelligently run economy to fulfill the lives of all Americans.”
–Jeff Madrick, author of Invisible Americans: The Tragic Cost of Child Poverty

“A provocative, welcome platform for wresting economic conversations away from the moneyed class.”
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