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Jefferson Cowie

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Jefferson Cowie, associate professor at Cornell University, is the author of Stayin' Alive: The 1970s and the Last Days of the Working Class, published September 2010 by The New Press. More at www.jeffersoncowie.com.

In the 1970s, Americans also faced a global recession and double-digit unemployment -- but back then politicians had the courage to think big. Read more

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