In the past 30 years, American families have been brought to the brink of economic despair. George R. Tyler’s What Went Wrong explains how that happened.
"...well-grounded in data and fact. Anyone with an interest in economic policy ought to have a look." —Kirkus Reviews
"...[Tyler] provokes outrage with his impassioned portrait of an America where job security is a relic of the past." —Publishers Weekly
“Tyler’s timely and convincing book confirms what Americans feel in their bones: the economy is rigged against them and something is definitely wrong." —Library Journal
What Went Wrong diagnoses why the Reagan era failed American Families. It offers specific recommendations, drawn from decades of experience in other rich democracies, for how American capitalism can be revitalized.
The Reagan era decline of America is evident everywhere you look: sagging R&D, millions of jobs offshored to China, weak productivity growth, stagnant wages, and an economy built on financial rather than real engineering. Only an economic renaissance in Washington and in corporate board rooms can reverse the decline.
The average household today has a net worth adjusted for inflation that is no greater than their parents in 1983, a generation of toil and savings squandered. What Went Wrong explains the only way for your children to avoid the same fate.