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Kuttner, Robert

Overview
Works: 95 works in 246 publications in 1 language and 9,449 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Speaker
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Most widely held works by Robert Kuttner
Everything for sale : the virtues and limits of markets by Robert Kuttner( Book )

25 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 1,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Kuttner's quarrel, in this provocative and illuminating book, is not with capitalism per se or with a broad role for market forces: "Consumption is doubtless pleasurable," he writes, "and no one minds a high material standard of living." His dispute is rather with the current libertarian or laissez-faire direction of both economic practice and economic theory that has been gradually gaining in prominence since the mid-197Os
The end of laissez-faire : national purpose and the global economy after the Cold War by Robert Kuttner( Book )

25 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of what American economic policy should be and can be in the 1990s--an interpretation of the relation between domestic economic health and international politics, and of how we should set priorities to maintain our economy and our compettitive vigor in the future
Debtors' prison : the politics of austerity versus possibility by Robert Kuttner( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A timely, broadly revisionist, essential book by one of our foremost economic observers takes down one of the most cherished tenets of contemporary financial thinking: that spending less, refusing to forgive debt, and shrinking government--"austerity"--Is a solution to the current economic crisis. Since the collapse of Lehman Brothers in September 2008, too much of our conversation about economic recovery has centered on the question of debt: whether we have too much of it, when to forgive it, and how to cut the deficit. Robert Kuttner makes the most powerful argument to date that these are the wrong questions and that austerity is the wrong solution. Blending economics with historical examples of effective debt relief and punitive debt enforcement, he makes clear that universal belt-tightening, as a prescription for recession, simply defies economic logic. Just as debtor's prisons once prevented individuals from working and thus being able to pay back their debts, austerity measures shackle, rather than restore, economic growth as the weight of past debt crushes the economy's future potential. Above all, Kuttner shows how austerity serves only the interest of creditors--the very bankers and financial elites whose actions precipitated the collapse. Lucid, authoritative, provocative--a book that is certain to be widely read and much debated"--
The squandering of America : how the failure of our politics undermines our prosperity by Robert Kuttner( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The incomes of most Americans today are static or declining. Tens of millions of workers are newly vulnerable to layoffs and outsourcing. Health care and retirement burdens are increasingly being shifted from employers to individuals. Two-income families find they are working longer hours for lower wages, with decreased social support. As wealth has become more concentrated, the economy has become more recklessly speculative, jeopardizing not only the prospects of ordinary Americans, but the solvency of the entire system. What links these trends, writes journalist Kuttner, is the consolidation of political and economic power by a narrow elite, who blocks the ability of government to restore broad prosperity to the majority of citizens. Kuttner--one of our most lucid economic critics--explores the roots of these problems and outlines a persuasive, bold alternative, a new model of managed capitalism that can deliver security and opportunity, and rekindle democracy as a check on concentrated wealth.--From publisher description
The economic illusion : false choices between prosperity and social justice by Robert Kuttner( Book )

16 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Obama's challenge : America's economic crisis and the power of a transformative presidency by Robert Kuttner( Book )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Invoking America's greatest leaders, Robert Kuttner explains how Obama must be a transformative president--or a failed one--a president who must succeed in fundamentally changing our economy, society, and democracy for the better
The life of the party : Democratic prospects in 1988 and beyond by Robert Kuttner( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Race and modern science; a collection of essays by biologists, anthropologists, sociologists, and psychologists by Robert Kuttner( Book )

9 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A presidency in peril : the inside story of Obama's promise, Wall Street's power, and the struggle to control our economic future by Robert Kuttner( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Barack Obama took office in January 2009, he had an unprecedented chance to do what no other recent president could: seize the nation's financial reins from the corporate elite and return them to the American people. Progressives everywhere held out hope that their new leader would take advantage of the economic crisis he stepped into and enact bold policies that would evoke real financial reforms, putting Main Street in front of Wall Street, at last. But that, writes the author is not the way things turned out. Instead, America's best chance for radical financial reform turned into Wall Street's greatest victory. Obama filled his administration with allies of financial elites who were more interested in business as usual than in transformative change. As a consequence, Main Street remained mired in deep recession. Instead of being the instrument of economic renewal, Obama became the target of economic frustration. In this account, the author shares his insider's view of how the Obama administration not only missed its moment to turn our economy around, but deepened Wall Street's risky grip on America's future. Carefully constructing a one year history of the problem, the players, and the outcome, he gives readers an account of the president's first year. More importantly, though, he shows how we could, with swift, decisive action, still enact real reforms. This is a book for those who want to understand exactly how Wall Street won, and how Main Street can still fight back
Can democracy survive global capitalism? by Robert Kuttner( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Democracies govern nations, while global capitalism runs the world. Robert Kuttner provides a clear-eyed, intellectually riveting account of how the inevitable tensions between the two have fueled neofascist nationalism here and abroad, and why the response must be a new progressive populism rooted in democracy and social justice. Timely and compelling.'--Robert B. Reich. In the past few decades, the wages of most workers have stagnated, even as productivity increased. Social supports have been cut, while corporations have achieved record profits. Downward mobility has produced political backlash. What is going on? [This book] argues that neither trade nor immigration nor technological change is responsible for the harm to workers' prospects. According to Robert Kuttner, global capitalism is to blame. By limiting workers' rights, liberating bankers, allowing corporations to evade taxation, and preventing nations from ensuring economic security, raw capitalism strikes at the very foundation of a healthy democracy. The resurgence of predatory capitalism was not inevitable. After the Great Depression, the U.S. government harnessed capitalism to democracy. Under Roosevelt's New Deal, labor unions were legalized and capital regulated. Well into the 1950s and '60s, the Western world combined a thriving economy with a secure and growing middle class. Beginning in the 1970s, as deregulated capitalism regained the upper hand, elites began to dominate politics once again; policy reversals followed. The inequality and instability that ensued would eventually, in 2016, cause disillusioned voters to support far-right faux populism. Is today's poisonous alliance of reckless finance and ultra-nationalism inevitable? Or can we find the political will to make capitalism serve democracy, and not the other way around? Charting a plan for bold action based on political precedent, [this book] is essential reading for anyone eager to reverse the decline of democracy in the West."--Dust jacket
Ticking time bombs : the new conservative assaults on democracy( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the Rise of Newt Gingrich and a Republican-controlled Congress, a wide range of political time bombs have been set, threatening the American republic. People's living standards are stagnant and the political process offers no solutions; the rhetoric about a balanced budget by 2002 creates an environment in which public policymakers are more concerned with scrapping programs than with solving problems; and the degradation of the political process itself has led to increasing domination by big money interests, the decay of both parties, and further declines in voter participation. All of these time bombs are linked; if our political process can't sole real problems, democracy itself is discredited. Ticking Time Bombs gathers today's most distinguished authors from America's premier liberal journal, The American Prospect, to explain these problems, examine their long-term consequences, andoffer solutions
Family re-union : reconnecting parents and children in adulthood by Robert Kuttner( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores relationships between parents and adult children, offering advice and insight on ways to develop a new adult-to-adult connection and maintain trust and communication
Making work pay : America after welfare : a reader from the American Prospect( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building a real "ownership society" by J. Larry Brown( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shifting property tax burden : the untold cause of the tax revolt by Robert Kuttner( Book )

4 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Global competitiveness and human development : allies or adversaries? by Robert Kuttner( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Managed trade and economic sovereignty by Robert Kuttner( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jobs and justice : a public service agenda for full employment( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Export controls : Industrial policy in reverse by Robert Kuttner( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the great recession : the struggle for economic recovery and growth by Barry Z Cynamon( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The severity of the Great Recession and the subsequent stagnation caught many economists by surprise. But a group of Keynesian scholars warned for some years that strong forces were leading the US toward a deep, persistent downturn. This book collects essays about these events from prominent macroeconomists who developed a perspective that predicted the broad outline and many specific aspects of the crisis. From this point of view, the recovery of employment and revival of strong growth requires more than short-term monetary easing and temporary fiscal stimulus. Economists and policy makers need to explore how the process of demand formation failed after 2007 and where demand will come from going forward. Successive chapters address the sources and dynamics of demand, the distribution and growth of wages, the structure of finance and challenges from globalization, and inform recommendations for monetary and fiscal policies to achieve a more efficient and equitable society
 
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Everything for sale : the virtues and limits of markets
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The end of laissez-faire : national purpose and the global economy after the Cold WarThe squandering of America : how the failure of our politics undermines our prosperityThe economic illusion : false choices between prosperity and social justiceObama's challenge : America's economic crisis and the power of a transformative presidencyA presidency in peril : the inside story of Obama's promise, Wall Street's power, and the struggle to control our economic futureTicking time bombs : the new conservative assaults on democracyFamily re-union : reconnecting parents and children in adulthoodMaking work pay : America after welfare : a reader from the American ProspectBuilding a real "ownership society"
Alternative Names
Kuttner, Robert

Kuttner, Robert E.

Robert Kuttner American journalist

Robert Kuttner Amerikaans journalist

Robert Kuttner periodista estadounidense

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Languages
English (156)