The complacent class : the self-defeating quest for the American dream /

Examines the trend of Americans away from the traditionally mobile, risk-accepting, and adaptable tendencies that defined them for much of recent history, and toward stagnation and comfort, and how this development has the potential to make future changes more disruptive. --Publisher's descript...

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Main Author: Cowen, Tyler, (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:New York : St. Martin's Press, 2017.
Edition:First edition.
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Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. The Complacent Class and Its Dangers
  • 2. Why Have Americans Stopped Moving, or Is Your Hometown Really So Special?
  • 3. The Reemergence of Segregation
  • 4. Why Americans Stopped Creating
  • 5. The Respite of the Well-Ordered Match: Love, Music, and Even Your Dog
  • 6. Why Americans Slopped Rioting and Legalized Marijuana
  • 7. How a Dynamic Society Looks and Feels
  • 8. Political Stagnation, the Dwindling of True Democracy, and Alexis de Tocqueville as Prophet of Our Time
  • 9. The Return of Chaos, and Why the Complacent Class Cannot Hold
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index

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