Falling Behind

Falling Behind

How Rising Inequality Harms the Middle Class

Book - 2007
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Although middle-income families don't earn much more than they did several decades ago, they are buying bigger cars, houses, and appliances. To pay for them, they spend more than they earn and carry record levels of debt. In a book that explores the very meaning of happiness and prosperity in America today, Robert Frank explains how increased concentrations of income and wealth at the top of the economic pyramid have set off "expenditure cascades" that raise the cost of achieving many basic goals for the middle class.
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, c2007
ISBN: 9780520252523
0520252527
9780520251885
0520251881
Branch Call Number: 305.5509 Fra
Characteristics: xiv, 148 p. : ill. ; 21 cm

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