Servants of the rich

By LANCE TAPLEY  |  November 7, 2012

As of now, Faux doesn't feel Americans see what faces them. Optimism is American dogma — but hope "is not a strategy." The Servant Economy, for all its bleakness, has the constructive value of presenting a sober, realistic view of the future — unless, somehow, we change direction in what Faux calls a "transformational" way.

When you read this review after the presidential election, you may think you see what direction the public has chosen. If the very embodiment of Wall Street, Mitt Romney, wins, the direction will not be in question. But if Obama wins, Faux suggests, the movement toward the servant economy simply will be less swift. There's little evidence the direction will be changed.

THE SERVANT ECONOMY: WHERE AMERICA'S ELITE IS SENDING THE MIDDLE CLASS | by Jeff Faux | Wiley | $27.95

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