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Jeffrey Jones The Unaffordable Nation: Searching for a Decent Life in America

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Jeffrey Jones, assistant professor of law, argues that regardless of politial leanings, economical class, gender, and ethnic and racial differences, Americans remain united in their conviction that individuals who work hard should receive decent wages and other resources in return. He proposes a “covenant of affordability,” outlining the respective obligations of the government, corporations, and individuals in ensuring a life that is affordable for every person that is willing to work hard.

Prometheus Books, 2007. 170 pages.

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