WorldCat Identities

Katz, Alyssa

Works: 4 works in 14 publications in 1 language and 1,008 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HD1375, 333.330973
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 552 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 454 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"--
A Matter of Judgment Deciding the Future of Family Court in NYC. Child Welfare Watch. Volume 12, Winter 2005-2006 by New York, NY Center for an Urban Future( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

New York City has for far too long tolerated a severe imbalance in the delivery of legal services in child welfare cases. Although the Administration for Children's Services (ACS), the Legal Aid Society and Lawyers for Children all are given a significant annual budget which allows these agencies to represent petitioners and children in Family Court, parents have never had an institutional legal provider. This unacceptable imbalance has unfairly served vulnerable families. Parents are deprived of attorneys who have supportive resources, such as investigators, social workers, paralegals and professional development programs. As the articles in this issue of "Child Welfare Watch" describe, the city's troubled Family Court has been in the midst of a reform process for several years climaxing in the new Permanency Law signed by Governor George Pataki last year. While the Permanency Law streamlines the case process and provides for better sharing of information with parents and their attorneys, it does not solve the far more difficult problem of inadequate government investment in the operations of Family Court, all of which is documented in theme and first article of this issue, "A Matter of Judgement: Deciding the Future of Family Court in NYC" (Andrew White). Other articles contained in this issue include: (1) Recommendations and Solutions (proposed by Child Welfare Watch); (2) Failing Children: How Schools Can Intervene (Daliz Perez with Andrew White); (3) Before the Crisis: A Snapshot of the NYC System; (4) Juvenile Arrests Soar: Delinquents Flood Courts (Alyssa Katz); (5) Order in the Court: Reforms Move Families Forward (Alyssa Katz); (6) Meet the New Law; (7) How a Case Proceeds; (8) Prosecutors "New" Case: ACS Reinvents Its Legal Team (Cassi Feldman); (9) Remembering Julius C.C. Edelstein (David Tobis); (10) Poor Parents' Counsel: Are There Alternatives? (Traci McMillan); (11) The Court V. Good Sense: How to End Needless Delays (Chris Gottlieb and Martin Guggenheim); and (12) Watching the Numbers: A Six-Year Statistical Survey. (Contains 2 color enhanced graphs.) [This issue of "Child Welfare Watch" was funded by the Child Welfare Fund and the Ira W. DeCamp Foundation. "Child Welfare Watch" is a project of the Center for an Urban Future and the Center for New York City Affairs at Milano The New School for Management and Urban Policy.]
Soviet Jews under Soviet law : a practical guide( )

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

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Our lot : how real estate came to own us
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