The mildly cheery tone in Stephen Thorne's performance helps the medicine go down in this astute and timely overview of why our rich and poor are so economically divided. Along with effortless-sounding enunciation and phrasing, his narration has a personality that connects with the author's progressive ideals without discernible outrage or hectoring. The author, an MIT economist, offers accessible lessons about the public policies and economic realities that have weakened the poor and diminished their opportunities. Listing familiar factors such as vanishing factories, weakened unions, unjustifiable tax breaks for the wealthy, public service privatization, and class and racial barriers, he lays out the problems and solutions with clarity and equanimity--all of which are furthered by Thorne's excellent reading. T.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2017]
Trade Ed. Blackstone Audio 2017
CD ISBN 9781538420485 $34.95 Seven CDs
DD ISBN 9781538420539 $19.95
Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2017
CD ISBN 9781538420478 $76.00 CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781538420492 $29.95 MP3-CDs
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