[PDF] Download ☆ War on the Middle Class: How the Government, Big Business, and Special Interest Groups Are Waging War on the American Dream and How to Fight Back | by á Lou Dobbs
Aug 04, 2020 - 05:11 AM By Lou Dobbs

Prominent CNN host and commentator Lou Dobbs unleashes his manifesto on the vanishing American dream Through his nightly CNN show, Lou Dobbs Tonight, his syndicated radio program, and his monthly magazine column, Lou Dobbs has become one of America s most visible, popular, and respected voices on business and financial matters Now, with War on the Middle Class, Dobbs takProminent CNN host and commentator Lou Dobbs unleashes his manifesto on the vanishing American dream Through his nightly CNN show, Lou Dobbs Tonight, his syndicated radio program, and his monthly magazine column, Lou Dobbs has become one of America s most visible, popular, and respected voices on business and financial matters Now, with War on the Middle Class, Dobbs takes an impassioned and rousing stance on the all out class war that is turning the American dream into a nightmare The middle class has never been so vulnerable Its every feature is under assault by politicians and the lobbyists who court them, big business corporations that are sending their 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 to demonstrate how the gap between America s newest haves and have nots is no longer merely financial, but instead includes 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 the perfect book to establish the terms of debate in this year s midterm elections.
  • Title: War on the Middle Class: How the Government, Big Business, and Special Interest Groups Are Waging War on the American Dream and How to Fight Back
  • Author: Lou Dobbs
  • ISBN: 9780670037926
  • Page: 253
  • Format: Hardcover

Comments

Rich Aug 04, 2020 - 05:11 AM
I liked Lou Dobbs ideology—He too has concluded that neither the Democrats nor the Republicans are looking out for the interest of the large middle class. He encourages all to register as independents so we can force the major parties to address the real issues that make a difference in our lives.He accuses both parties of thriving on divisive issues for which there will never be agreement and which limit discussion about the things that matter most. He contends that politics is controlled by [...]
Click to Replay
Alex Aug 04, 2020 - 05:11 AM
An excellent read. This book is fast-paced, and reads like a laundry list that never ends of how we are getting screwed over by our government's loyalties to their own parties and the special interests. This book lays it all out. I read this immediately after reading Ron Paul's The Revolution: A Manifesto. The two together are very powerful, and I feel that both certain seem to be fairly neutral, neither favoring one party over another.I can assure you, after reading this book, the next time a p [...]
Click to Replay
Cheryl Aug 04, 2020 - 05:11 AM
It's always interesting to read a pundit's book years later. I'll have to catch up with him and see what he thinks about the current administration.I agree with a lot of what he says, but I think he oversimplifies the immigration issue. For instance - he makes no distinction between immigrants and refugees.
Click to Replay
Book Aug 04, 2020 - 05:11 AM
War on the Middle Class: How the Government, Big Business and Special Interest Groups Are Waging War on the American Dream and How to Fight Back by Lou Dobbs "War on the Middle Class" is a candid account of what Lou Dobbs considers the war against the middle class. He goes through all the main issues with straightforward arguments in support of his position and closes the book with specific recommendations on how to combat them. This 288-page book is composed of the following twelve chapters: 1. [...]
Click to Replay
John Aug 04, 2020 - 05:11 AM
As a conservative, I appreciate the way this book got me invested in certain causes I normally associate with Democrats. For one thing, Dobbs spends a lot of time castigating major corporations for their reckless business practices--something liberals are always wailing about--but Dobbs actually gives stats and factual evidence to show why his attacks are warranted. This isn't just a they-make-a-lot-of-money-so-they-must-be-evil approach to the topic. Instead of just saying that CEOs are paid to [...]
Click to Replay
M Aug 04, 2020 - 05:11 AM
I really like Lou Dobbs--while I pretty much think CNN is useless, I do find his show to be pretty good. Great book. If you really want to know what's going on with regard to politics, business policy/practice, etc. in this country, read this. He doesn't engage in name calling, mudslinging or any of that sort of stuff. He DOES provide facts to back up his claims and plenty of credible resources to back up his facts. Lest you think he's merely pandering to the Republican party, he begins the book [...]
Click to Replay
Mike Aug 04, 2020 - 05:11 AM
The chapter on lobbying and lobbyists will make you angry and ready to incur violence against the government if you are like me. The chapter on immigration, while it is obviously Dobbs' pet issue, will leave you scratching your head wondering where they come up with their hard-and-fast statistics on an undocumented group of people.But most disappointing is the "How to fight back" part, the only memorable soultion being to change your voting registration to "Independent" so as to "send a message" [...]
Click to Replay
Michael Kozinski Aug 04, 2020 - 05:11 AM
I have two words describing the next president of the United States: Lou Dobbs. I definitely recommend this book! Why? Lou Dobbs points a clear finger to the problems the United States is facing. Outsourcing, lobbying, "free" trade deals, corruption, etc. This book kept me turning pages, because I knew that I couldn't miss out on any of this information. I loved this book! And Dobbs gives a pretty clear message: We need to oust the two main parties from office. That was one of the most developed [...]
Click to Replay
Johnrh Aug 04, 2020 - 05:11 AM
Lou is host of the Lou Dobbs Tonight show on CNN TV. "News, Debate, Opinion." This book is a lot of opinion, or "statement of condition" as I call it, heavily based on fact of course. It's a very fast read. Lou broadly addresses topics such as corporate influence in government, corporate job outsourcing, "the cost of free trade", broken borders and the illegal immigration issue, poor quality public education, and spiraling costs of health care, to name a few. The book is rather oddly and loosely [...]
Click to Replay
Tera Aug 04, 2020 - 05:11 AM
Good book to read around tax time. I agree that we definitely need to fix our education system and maybe some of the other problems will also be solved. We have an education system developed for the industrial revolution. It is time to change it. How about where children learn at their own pace and they don't move on until they have mastered the subject? How about an education where children learn a topic they are naturally drawn to or curious? Anyhow, this is a good book to read that is not ful [...]
Click to Replay
Kelsey Aug 04, 2020 - 05:11 AM
Although written in 2006, the themes Lou Dobbs discusses are not out of date. On the contrary, the political battles are the very same and I enjoy Dobb's political voice. It's much more conservative than most journalists, but doesn't go so far as be a Republican love-fest either. The book was written while George W. Bush was in office and is highly critical of what Dobbs perceives as corruption on both sides of the aisle. I'm more likely to give credence to declaring war on both parties' culpabi [...]
Click to Replay
Steve Aug 04, 2020 - 05:11 AM
Lou Dobbs does a good job in identifying some of the causes of the "war on the middle class", but his solutions are way off. He wants higher taxes and bigger government to solve the problems caused by higher taxes and bigger government. Lou Dobbs' solutions are often short on practical application. After reading this book I gave a better appreciation for the Moderate point of view. It seems that moderates dont want to base government and law on a common moral and ethical base, but to pass laws t [...]
Click to Replay
Heymikeburns Aug 04, 2020 - 05:11 AM
Lots of evidence of the outrages of our government, big corporations and lobbyists, but WEAK on what you can do about it. SPOILER ALERT-- He really did not have any good ideas for what individuals can do. What he says you can do is register as an independent, and demand that the government require health insurance, living wages, and everything else just short of a chicken in every pot andI guess he used to be a republican, but I can't support this book or his ideas because I don't htink the gove [...]
Click to Replay
Adam Aug 04, 2020 - 05:11 AM
The first few chapters delve into some of the major dysfunctions in American institutions, and these criticisms still resonate today. It's a bit of a shock to be reminded that our current wave of economic problems did not begin with the "Great Recession" -- a lot of these problems crystallized in the first decade of the century (even if their origins go back to the 70s). Eventually Dobbs started talking about his "solutions" for these problems, so I stopped reading because I don't share his view [...]
Click to Replay
Jennifer Aug 04, 2020 - 05:11 AM
Great book that really opens your eyes to what is going on in our society and economy today. This should be required reading for all people that work for a living in this country!! We must rein in the abuse of power U.S. corporations and special interest groups wield to the detriment of the U.S. middle-class. Also we need to demand our politicians work for all of us, not just for those ultra wealthy groups and individuals that "buy" them.
Click to Replay
Steven Aug 04, 2020 - 05:11 AM
I enjoyed this book. Dobbs seems quite solidly middle of the road, but he is clearly an independent thinker, with a lot of well-informed observations and some unique ideas. The book almost made me wish I had CNN so I could watch his show!As an audiobook reader, the career broadcaster was simply without peer.
Click to Replay
Shannon Aug 04, 2020 - 05:11 AM
Reading this off and on, the last chapter (yes I skipped ahead and read the last chapter first) was the best. THis is informative and I do have a better understanding of some things but I would like more citations about where he got the information that helped him form his opinion in the areas he addresses.
Click to Replay
Mike Aug 04, 2020 - 05:11 AM
If you ever thought this guy's anger was wildly unfocused or misfocused while watching him on TV, wait until you try to read a book written by him. This guy knows a lot about what's wrong with this country, but I swear he doesn't seem to have even the most elementary understanding of political cause and effect, either in the present or in the past 30-40 years while we were getting here. Uggh.
Click to Replay
Rachwest1280 Aug 04, 2020 - 05:11 AM
"War on the Middle Class" by Lou Dobbs was a very insightful book. It opens your eyes about what is happening in our country as far as Corporations having control instead of our government, Middle class being taken advantage of and so many more issues we face in America.
Click to Replay
Judith Aug 04, 2020 - 05:11 AM
I had to read this book for a class and ended up enjoying it more than I thought. It was not dry at all, the author presented the information in an enjoyable way. The informaton included int he book was interesting also, I liekd how the author expressed his opinion.
Click to Replay
Erika Aug 04, 2020 - 05:11 AM
Just started reading this book. So far it's a little alarmist, but I do agree that we have become a consumerist society, paying CEO's and basketball players entirely too much. We'll see if he comes up with any real solutions.
Click to Replay
Angela Aug 04, 2020 - 05:11 AM
I am not going to lie, I am a big fan of Mr. Dobbs and just about anyone who fights for the middle class for that matter. Once again, I do not need to write a review this book because the title says it all.
Click to Replay
Eric Aug 04, 2020 - 05:11 AM
This is a book that in my opinion every American citizen should read. It was written in2006 so there are a couple of things that are dated, and of course I didn't agree with everything that Lou Dobbs said, but I still think this is a very important book for all Americans to read.
Click to Replay
Kevin Aug 04, 2020 - 05:11 AM
interesting in that he looks at the failure of both dems and republicans,however the book is short on real practical solutions. Unfortunately, i don't thing that there are any real practical solutions.
Click to Replay
Michael Tarpinian Aug 04, 2020 - 05:11 AM
I admire Dobbs, but I don't always agree with him. Since he is a self described Liberal Republican, that is easy to see why. He says he is not an ideologue, and that may be true to an extent. However, he is an idealistic populist.
Click to Replay
Jake Aug 04, 2020 - 05:11 AM
Audio Book. Interesting to hear a liberal journalist say the same thing a conservative (Bill O'Reilly) said. That both parties are screwing up America. I can't say I disagreed but, I think both sensationalize things to get viewers.
Click to Replay
Dave/Maggie Bean Aug 04, 2020 - 05:11 AM
Dobbs is rather "moderate" for my tastes, and somewhat inconsistent. Moreover, he's in incurable optimist. Having said that, I'll add that prefers observable reality to theory and ideology.
Click to Replay
None Aug 04, 2020 - 05:11 AM
A must read for anyone making less than $150,000 a year and more than $26,000 which is about 85% of americans!
Click to Replay
Bill Hughes Aug 04, 2020 - 05:11 AM
Recurring theme gets old. We get it already, Lou wants to seal the borders and lower taxes.
Click to Replay
James Hatton Aug 04, 2020 - 05:11 AM
Will the real Lou Dobbs please stand up? Whatever. I read this book. I don't regret it. Food for thought.
Click to Replay

Leave a Comment

Name
Email
Your Comment
War on the Middle Class: How the Government, Big Business, and Special Interest Groups Are Waging War on the American Dream and How to Fight Back By Lou Dobbs Prominent CNN host and commentator Lou Dobbs unleashes his manifesto on the vanishing American dream Through his nightly CNN show, Lou Dobbs Tonight, his syndicated radio program, and his monthly magazine column, Lou Dobbs has become one of America s most visible, popular, and respected voices on business and financial matters Now, with War on the Middle Class, Dobbs takProminent CNN host and commentator Lou Dobbs unleashes his manifesto on the vanishing American dream Through his nightly CNN show, Lou Dobbs Tonight, his syndicated radio program, and his monthly magazine column, Lou Dobbs has become one of America s most visible, popular, and respected voices on business and financial matters Now, with War on the Middle Class, Dobbs takes an impassioned and rousing stance on the all out class war that is turning the American dream into a nightmare The middle class has never been so vulnerable Its every feature is under assault by politicians and the lobbyists who court them, big business corporations that are sending their 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 to demonstrate how the gap between America s newest haves and have nots is no longer merely financial, but instead includes 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 the perfect book to establish the terms of debate in this year s midterm elections.

Share this article...
  • [PDF] Download ☆ War on the Middle Class: How the Government, Big Business, and Special Interest Groups Are Waging War on the American Dream and How to Fight Back | by á Lou Dobbs
    253 Lou Dobbs
  • thumbnail Title: [PDF] Download ☆ War on the Middle Class: How the Government, Big Business, and Special Interest Groups Are Waging War on the American Dream and How to Fight Back | by á Lou Dobbs
    Posted by:Lou Dobbs
    Published :2020-05-16T05:11:30+00:00