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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (66 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Janet Byrne Narrator: Dikran Tulane, Kevin Stillwell, Samantha Worthen Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Analyzing the movement's deep-seated origins in questions that the country has sought too long to ignore, some of the greatest economic minds and most incisive cultural commentators - from Paul Krugman, Robin Wells, Michael Lewis, Robert Reich, Amy Goodman, Barbara Ehrenreich, Gillian Tett, Scott Turow, Bethany McLean, Brandon Adams, and Tyler Cowen to prominent labor leaders and young, cutting-edge economists and financial writers whose work is not yet widely known - capture the Occupy Wall Street phenomenon in all its ragged glory, giving listeners an on-the-scene feel for the movement as it unfolds while exploring the heady growth of the protests, considering the lasting changes wrought, and recommending reform. A guide to the occupation, THE OCCUPY HANDBOOK is a talked-about source for understanding why 1% of the people in America take almost a quarter of the nation's income and the long-term effects of a protest movement that even the objects of its attack can find little fault with. Download and start listening now!

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  • “More than a scrapbook of the recent Occupy Wall Street movement, The Occupy Handbook, a compilation by our best journalists, thinkers, and economists, puts the story of America’s revolt against inequality in welcome historical perspective. From the barricades of 1848 to the barrios of modern Chile, to the improbable campgrounds thrown together in the shadows of New York skyscrapers, the Handbook examines the budding question of whether democracy can foster a more equal, and also a more prosperous, society. Insightful pieces by Gillian Tett, John Cassidy, Bethany McLean, and many more prepare you to think about the next outbreak of outrage and activism—which is only a matter of time.”

    Roger Lowenstein, New York Times bestselling author of The End of Wall Street and When Genius Failed

  • “This fascinating collection explains why and how income and wealth inequalities have rightly climbed to the top of the policy agenda in so many countries. With multiple perspectives from both experts and activists, The Occupy Handbook contains valuable insights on the historical context, the formation of the popular movements, their impact, and what the future may hold. I suspect it won’t be long before this handbook is viewed as the reference guide for understanding how an unstructured gather of people in Zuccotti Park ended up providing the catalyst redefining imperatives around the world.”

    Mohamed A. El-Erian, CEO of PIMCO and New York Times bestselling author of When Markets Collide

  • “Byrne’s contributors let loose with volley after volley of analysis, figures, and suggestions. Hard statistics on the current state of economic inequality rest comfortably with and compliment historical accounts of similar protests, sociological examinations of wealth distribution, essays on Occupy’s shared shared principles with anarchy, ruminations on the efficacy of democracy, and the failed experiment that was communism…Those curious about the momentum behind the movement and the economic, societal, and cultural trends that have enraged so many will find plenty of illumination here.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “A succinct body of essays by knowledgeable, sympathetic observers on the grievances of the Occupy Wall Street protestors…An educational, highly useful primer on what’s broken and how to fix it.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Daeman | 8/28/2013

    " This collection of essays analyzes the Occupy Wall Street movement. Although some of the essays were dry, overall I found the book to be highly informative in terms of both placing the movement in historical context and understanding the issues discussed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Karl | 5/2/2013

    " Pretty thorough overview of the movement, diverse opinions from a number of activists from all walks of life, thoughtfully collected in one volume. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kevin | 10/9/2012

    " a pretty good overview of what caused this economic funk we're in, where we're at now, and how to bring about real change to our broken system "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by David Melbie | 9/1/2012

    " Not only does this book have much in that helps define the OWS movement, but it is also full of ideas and solutions by a host of people on how we can fix our failing systems. Very informative and useful. "

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About the Author

Janet Byrne is an editor who has worked with Nobel Prize–winning economists, Pulitzer Prize–winning writers, and leading political figures, financial journalists, academics, and bestselling authors. She is the author of A Genius for Living: The Life of Frieda Lawrence, a New York Times Notable Book, has served as a researcher for and as a contributor to numerous books, and has written for the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. She lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.