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The Resource A nation of moochers : America's addiction to getting something for nothing, Charles J. Sykes

A nation of moochers : America's addiction to getting something for nothing, Charles J. Sykes

Label
A nation of moochers : America's addiction to getting something for nothing
Title
A nation of moochers
Title remainder
America's addiction to getting something for nothing
Statement of responsibility
Charles J. Sykes
Title variation
nation of moochers
Title variation remainder
Americas addiction to getting something for nothing
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sykes argues that more Americans depend on the efforts of others than on their own: from the corporate bailouts on Wall Street, to questionable tax exemptions for businesses and individuals, to the alarming increases in personal default and dependency, he claims the 'new moocher culture' cuts across lines of class, race, and private and public sectors.
Summary
Argues that hard-working Americans are being forced by recent bailout and default practices to pay for the irresponsibility of others, explaining that the trend reflects disturbing changes in national character and the definitions of actual needs
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
--Adapted from publisher description
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10075335
Cataloging source
DLC
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1954-
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Sykes, Charles J.
Dewey number
361.6/50973
Index
index present
LC call number
HV95
LC item number
.S95 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Public welfare
  • Subsidies
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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America's addiction to getting something for nothing
Label
A nation of moochers : America's addiction to getting something for nothing, Charles J. Sykes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-293) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Moocher nation : scenes from moocher nation. A nation of moochers ; A moocher checklist ; Have we reached the tipping point? ; Moocher's dilemma
  • Joys of dependency. The rise of moocher nation ; The joys of dependency ; The kindness of strangers (a moocher manifesto) ; Addicted to OPM (other people's money) ; Want->Need->Right ; Feed me
  • At the trough : I, piggy bank. Harvesting OPM ; Moocher's dilemma II ; Crony capitalism (big business at the trough ; The two Americas
  • Bailout madness : lessons in moral hazard. Mortgage madness ; Bailouts for idiots (how to make out big by screwing up) ; Walk away from your mortgage! : an interactive reader's guide ; No, they didn't learn anything
  • Middle-class suckers. The bank of mom and dad ; Middle-class suckers ; Why get a job? ; Mooching off the kids
  • What's fair? : an abbreviated history of mooching. We're all from Starnesville now ; What's fair? ; Step away from the trough
Control code
19506256
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 307 pages
Isbn
9780312547707
Lccn
2011036244
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn740628883
  • (OCoLC)740628883
Label
A nation of moochers : America's addiction to getting something for nothing, Charles J. Sykes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-293) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Moocher nation : scenes from moocher nation. A nation of moochers ; A moocher checklist ; Have we reached the tipping point? ; Moocher's dilemma
  • Joys of dependency. The rise of moocher nation ; The joys of dependency ; The kindness of strangers (a moocher manifesto) ; Addicted to OPM (other people's money) ; Want->Need->Right ; Feed me
  • At the trough : I, piggy bank. Harvesting OPM ; Moocher's dilemma II ; Crony capitalism (big business at the trough ; The two Americas
  • Bailout madness : lessons in moral hazard. Mortgage madness ; Bailouts for idiots (how to make out big by screwing up) ; Walk away from your mortgage! : an interactive reader's guide ; No, they didn't learn anything
  • Middle-class suckers. The bank of mom and dad ; Middle-class suckers ; Why get a job? ; Mooching off the kids
  • What's fair? : an abbreviated history of mooching. We're all from Starnesville now ; What's fair? ; Step away from the trough
Control code
19506256
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 307 pages
Isbn
9780312547707
Lccn
2011036244
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn740628883
  • (OCoLC)740628883

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