The middle class has never been so vulnerable. Its every feature is under assault by politicians and the lobbyists who court them, corporations that send jobs overseas, and a media that relies on sensationalism instead of facts when reporting the news.
In a sweeping analysis, Dobbs looks at every aspect of the decline of the middle class, from a lack of political representation to America's corrupt health-care system. He demonstrates that the gap between America's newest haves and have-nots is not merely financial, but instead involves the erosion of education, employment, government, and community. Dobbs proposes a series of measures to resolve each issue and incite people, whose future is being mortgaged to benefit a powerful few, to preserve their rights and dreams.
War on the Middle Class is provocative, incendiary, and bound to be widely discussed; it's the perfect book to establish the terms of debate for future elections.
"His refreshing prose, like his on-air persona, combines seemingly unmixable ingredients [and] thanks to Dobbs' passion and charisma [War on the Middle Class] succeeds in sounding an alarm that cannot be ignored." (The New York Times Book Review)
"[Dobbs] manages to shine a powerful spotlight on many outrages." (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
"[Dobbs is] a refreshingly bold thinker who refuses to be intellectually pigeon- holed." (Publishers Weekly, starred review)