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Katz, Alyssa

Works: 3 works in 13 publications in 1 language and 1,025 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Alyssa Katz
Our lot : how real estate came to own us by Alyssa Katz( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 'OUr Lot', Alyssa Katz goes back to the origins of the mortgage crisis that has wrecked the economy, revealing the real estate bubble as the product of decades--long project of social and financial engineering by the U.S. government to make the American Dream of homeownership possible for those who had never been able to attain it before" -- inside cover
The influence machine : the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the corporate capture of American life by Alyssa Katz( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The United States now has three political parties, though only two of them are elected. The newest was founded a century ago, but just came to power in the last decade: It's the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the political party of the new American oligarchy. In this groundbreaking investigation of the big business takeover of the American political process, Alyssa Katz draws upon years of research to chronicle the rise to power of the organization and the oversized, combative personalities who lead it. The Chamber -- through its secret corporate sponsors, from Philip Morris to Exxon to Wal-Mart -- can take credit for some of the most disturbing trends in American life: the reversal of environmental protections, the buying of judgeships, the destruction of unions and worker protections, the rise of virulent anti-government ideology, the toxic role of campaign cash, and the creation of "astroturf" groups, culminating in the Tea Party, as cover for advancing a corporate agenda. Through its propaganda, lobbying, and campaign cash, the Chamber has created a right-wing monster that even it struggles to control, a conservative movement that is destabilizing American politics as never before. The Chamber tells this history as a series of gripping narratives that take us into the backrooms of Washington where the battles over how our country is run and regulated are fought, and then out into the real world where we see how the Chamber's campaigns play out in real lives. But in the end, Katz also points to the possibility of reversing the influence of the Chamber and its affiliated groups, and fixing our democracy"--
Soviet Jews under Soviet law : a practical guide( )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Audience Level
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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.27 (from 0.26 for The influe ... to 0.88 for Soviet Jew ...)

Our lot : how real estate came to own us
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