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Glass house : the 1% economy and the shattering of the all-American town

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"In 1947 Forbes magazine declared Lancaster, Ohio, the epitome of the all-American town. Today it is damaged, discouraged, and fighting for its future. In Glass House, journalist Brian Alexander uses the story of one town to show how seeds sown thirty-five years ago have sprouted to give us Trumpism, inequality, and an eroding national cohesion." The book describes how the Anchor Hocking Glass Company, once the world's largest maker of glass tableware, was the base on which Lancaster's society was built...With access to the company and many of its leaders and Lancaster's citizens, Alexander shows how financial engineering took hold in the 1980s, accelerated in the twenty-first century, and wrecked the company...Meanwhile, Alexander follows the lives of residents as they wrestle with heroin, politics, high-interest lenders, low-wage jobs, technology, and the new demands of American life..." (From book jacket).

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Wood Library Association - Canandaigua 330.973 ALE (Text)
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