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The One Percent Solution: How Corporations Are Remaking America One State at a Time

Gordon Lafer


In the aftermath of the 2010 Citizens United decision, it's become commonplace to note the growing political dominance of a small segment of the economic elite. But what exactly are those members of the elite doing with their newfound influence? This book presents an account of legislation promoted by the US's biggest corporate lobbies across all fifty state legislatures and encompassing a wide range of labor and economic policies. In an era of growing economic insecurity, it turns out that one of the main reasons life is becoming harder for American workers is a relentless—and concerted—offen ... More

Keywords: economic elite, economic insecurity, paid sick leave, wages, job discrimination, Republican leadership, populism, globalization, economic decline, corporate lobbies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781501703065
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501703065.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gordon Lafer, author
University of Oregon