This book is a guide to claims about the proper role of government
and markets in a global economy. Moving between systematic
comparison of 19 rich democracies and debate about what the United
States can do to restore a more civilized, egalitarian, and fair
society, Harold L. Wilensky tells us how six of these countries got
on a low road to economic progress and which components of their
labor-crunch strategy are uniquely American. He provides an
overview of the impact of major dimensions of globalization, only
one of which the interaction of the internationalization of finance
and the rapid increase in the autonomy of central banks undermines
either national sovereignty or job security, labor standards, and
the welfare state. Although Wilensky views American policy and
politics through the lens of globalization, he concludes that the
nation-state remains the center of personal identity, social
solidarity, and political action. He concentrates on what national
differences mean for the well-being of nations and their people.
Drawing on lessons from abroad and from America's own past
successes, Wilensky shows how we can reverse our three-decade
decline. He argues that, in order to get off the low road, we must
overcome the myths of moderation, the rise of the independent
voter, and a rightward shift of the electorate. He specifies a
feasible domestic agenda that matches majority sentiments in all
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