Table of contents for Class counts : the shrinking middle class / Allan Ornstein.

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CLASS COUNTS: THE SHRINKING MIDDLE CLASS
WHAT THE BOOK IS ABOUT
ABOUT THE AUTHOR 
INTRODUCTION
Chapter 1: HISTORICAL THOUGHTS OF EQUALITY AND INEQUALITY
Personal Comments on Inequality 
Poverty Expressed through the Novel.
The Subjective Valence
Good Morning America!
OUR WESTERN HERITAGE 
The Greeks 
Greek History and Philosophy 
Class and Culture
America: The New Athens, the New Rome 
The Fall of Rome
The Future of Pax Americana
Old History Lessons
Current History Lessons 
Chapter 2: 1776 - AND BEYOND: ELITIST VERSUS ENLIGHTENED THOUGHT 
Revolutionary Icons
	Washington: The Nation's Leader in War and Peace	
	Adams: Not So Liberal
	Madison: A Roman Form of Government - A Republic 
Patrician Principles and Property Rights
	The Tories 
	Federalists and Whigs
The Spirit of '76
	Crossing Swords 
	Alexander Hamilton: Limiting the "Mob." 
Thomas Jefferson: Natural Rights and Humanitarianism
Jefferson and Hamilton Yesterday and Today 
A Final Comment 
Chapter 3: PATRICIAN INFLUENCE AND SOCIAL/EDUCATIONAL THOUGHT
Worlds Apart 
	Stretched Thin, Today
Economics 101/ Education 101
The Economics of Teaching and Schooling 
A Trip Down Memory Lane
The Promised Land
Pushing Ahead
Geography and "Smart" Thinking
Reaffirming the Best and Brightest 
A Change in Meritocracy
Relationship of Education to Income 
The Conservative View
The Liberal View
A Synthesis View
The Call for Educational Excellence and Equity. 
Racial and Class Implications. 
Chapter 4: WHAT IS EQUALITY 
The Role of Education
Historical Perspective 
Educational Opportunity
The Winning of the West
The Democratic Forces of the West 
Hypothesizing About the Past
The Voice of Rousseau 
Shades of Blue and Gray and Black and White
Social Mobility and Social Structure
	Measures of Inequality
A Just Society 
Power, Privilege, and Elite Institutions. 
A Final Comment: Frankness and Fairness
Chapter 5: EDUCATION, MOBILITY AND THE AMERICAN DREAM 
Conservative and Liberal Thoughts Concerning Class
THE RICH AND POOR
The New Titans and the New Workers 
Left Behind Americans
Imbalances of Big Business 
Changing American Society 
POST SPUTNIK SCHOOLING: TALENT, TESTING, AND TRACKING
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY 
Conservative and Liberal Educators
Supply and Demand-and the American Dream
THE CHANGING MARKET PLACE
MOUNTING DEBT AND DECLINING MOBILITY
MONEY AND MORALITY
WORSENING GAPS BETWEEN THE SUPER RICH AND NON RICH
The Declining Influence of Education
A Final Comment
Chapter 6: THE GOLDEN YEARS ARE OVER
The Guilded Age 
The Triumph of Big Business
Engendering the American Dream 
The Ideal Industrial Model 
Visions and Divisions of Reform
Criticism of Corporate Industrialism
A "MODEST" PROPOSAL
U.S.A. Today
Bundles of Money
The Rich Get Richer
Lessons to Learn 
Oops, A Different Historical Perspective
Disappearing Dollars. 
Some Oldies and Goodies. 
Economic Bust within an Economic Boom 
Feed The Workers More Pork. 
Retiring and Rethinking College Saving Plans. 
Leaving the Old Folks Behind. 
Chapter 7: WORLD INEQUALITY
New York City: An Electric Jolt 
Personal Images and Interpretations 
Global Inequality and Instability
The Changing Global Village
The Shrinking White World
High-Tech vs Low-Tech Nations 
The Growing Proletariat 	
The Third World Is Growing
Post-Modern Reality 
The "Population Bomb"
Inequality and Third-World Women
Energy, Earth and the Economy 
All Roads Lead to Washington, D.C.
Disagreement and Debate 
The Class between Belief and Unbelief. 
Chapter 8: WISFHUL THINKING: RECOMMENDATIONS AND SOLUTIONS
Sword Fighting Between Conservatives and Liberals
Seeking a Sane Policy 
Extreme Views
Tax-Cut Theorists: Differences Between the Political Left and Right 
Off Center: Miles Apart
Finding the Center
Donkeys, Elephants, and Rich People
Political Lessons to Learn. 
Dreaming the Impossible Dream.
Reforming The Tax Code
Estate and Gifts Taxes. 
Luxury Tax. 
Windfall Tax.
FOCUS ON FUEL
FOCUS ON ESSENTIALS 
Free College Tuition
SAFETY NETS STRETCHED THIN
DEFICITS, DEBT, AND DECLINING BENEFITS
Social Security
THE PENSION PICTURE
THE HEALTH CARE BUBBLE
Private Health Care.
Medicaid. 
MEDICARE
A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE 
Food for Political Thought
Last Words 

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Social classes -- United States.
Poverty -- United States.
Wealth -- United States.
Education, Higher -- Social aspects -- United States.
Middle class -- United States.
Elite (Social sciences) -- United States.
Power (Social sciences) -- United States.