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Mayor 1% How Did A City Long Dominated By A Notorious Democratic Machine Become A National Battleground In The Right Wing War Against The Public Sector In Mayor 1%, Veteran Journalist Kari Lydersen Takes A Close Look At Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel And His True Agenda.With Deep Wall Street Ties From His Investment Banking Years And A Combative Political Style Honed In Congress And The Clinton And Obama Administrations, Emanuel Is Among A Rising Class Of Rock Star Mayors Promising To Remake American Cities.But His Private Sector Approach Has Sidelined And Alienated Many Who Feel They Are Not Part Of Emanuel S Vision For A New Chicago And It Has Inspired A Powerful Group Of Activists And Community Members To Unite In Defense Of Their Beloved City.Kari Lydersen Is A Chicago Based Journalist, Author And Journalism Instructor Who Has Written For The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Progressive, In These Times, And Other Publications She Is The Author Of Four Books, Including The Revolt On Goose Island The Chicago Factory Takeover And What It Says About The Economic Crisis She Specializes In Coverage Of Labor, Energy And The Environment She Has Taught At Columbia College Chicago And Northwestern University And Also Works With Youth From Low Income Communities Through The Program We The People Media Karilydersen Dot Com.

!!> EPUB ✻ Mayor 1%  ✶ Author Kari Lydersen – Loanexpress.us
  • Paperback
  • 297 pages
  • Mayor 1%
  • Kari Lydersen
  • English
  • 01 March 2017
  • 9781608462223

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  1. says:

    Herein lies a tale of the love of money For that is Mr Emanuel s driving, indeed his only, principle Whether he is raising it for himself or the politicians he represents, his entire career has been given over to its pursuit If you are an investment banker, which Mr Emanuel was, for a brief, highly profitable time, that is certainly to be expected If you are a member of the Democratic party, well that calls into question your fidelity to the basic planks of the Democratic platform.And as this book shows, in a methodical, even handed tone, Mr Emanuel does not appear to hold those political principles in high regard He is dismissive of minorities and the poor, and outright contemptuous of unions He never met a privatization scheme he didn t like, and the speed with which he will dole out TIF funds to his corporate pals is rivaled only by his enthusiasm for closing public schools and basic services in minority wards.If you are curious as to why Rahm Emanuel is so reviled in Chicago in particular, or among progressive Democrats in general, this book provides an excellent overview If you have followed ...


  2. says:

    Kari Lydersen is a great journalist, and tells the story of the movement of people in Chicago rising to fight Mayor Emanuel Emanuel is the CEO for the rulers in Chicago The struggles that are being waged in Chicago against police crimes...


  3. says:

    With Democrats like these, who needs Republicans I ll lay it right out I don t like Rahm Emanuel I haven t since he described people working to improve the worst healthcare in the developed world as fucking retarded and on drugs, and as a Chicagoan with a spouse who works in education, very little I ve learned since then has improved my attitude As such, I was pretty much perfectly tuned to enjoy this book And it was pretty good, but I wasn t in love with it.I think part of the problem is that it s not really about Emanuel except insofar as he was around for the activities depicted within The cover of Mayor 1% has those words in huge letters and Rahm Emanuel and the Rise of Chicago s 99% in much smaller ones, but it really should have been the other way around Only the first third of the book is directly about Emanuel, and after about the 80 page mark he fades into the background Literally in a lot of cases, because the account of activists and union organizers and teachers include a lot of meetings Emanuel didn t attend, p...


  4. says:

    If you disliked Rahm Emanuel before you read this book, you will positively loathe him by the end.Emanuel was involved in pushing NAFTA under Clinton and the 3 strike laws that filled the prisons with non violent offenders Then aided by now Governor Rauner, he worked in the financial sector briefly, earning over 16 million from the foreclosure problems that beset Fannie and Freddie and from insider trading Under Obama, he convinced him not to break up the big banks, or offer a public option in health insurance As mayor, he screwed the unions who had previously supported him, particularly the teachers His fight with the CTU takes up a lot of the book With Rauner and a group of millionaires as his allies, he went after public schools in poor neighborhoods By turning them into charters, he could pay teachers as much as 30,000 less for longer hours Rather than trying to solve the gang problems, sexual abuse, psychological and physical abuse and random violence that keep kids from graduating or doing well, he went after the teachers, passing a new law that they couldn t strike unless...


  5. says:

    This book is about Rahm Emanuel like Waiting for Godot is about Godot In other words, it s not about Emanuel at all This book is basically an encyclopedia of the various protests and strikes that have taken place during Emanuel s time in office told entirely from the perspective of the protesters I think the author spent time researching the lives of individual protesters than she spent researching Rahm Emanuel Instead of giving us a look inside the mayor s office that we normally wouldn t have a chance to see, or providing a real analysis of his policies and actions, this book is basically a love letter to protest and makes even Karen Lewis look lovable Emanuel himself only plays a bit part in the book, making an occasional appearance to give a one sentence quote pulled from a newspaper or taped press conference and then fades back into the shadows, there but not quite there There is no real insight anywhere in this book on Emanuel s goals for the City of...


  6. says:

    Wow What an eye opener I am quite disturbed about what I read in this book You hear taglines on the news about how the middle class is disappearing but I didn t give any thought to why One of the first things Mayor Emanuel did when elected to office was set about to privatize a lot of services that government workers were doing And once again, you may hear about these things in the news but it doesn t really hone in on the human aspect of these broad decisions I ll take one for instance in the book to give you an idea The Chicago emergency management office decided to privatize the call center to an overseas based company so several government workers were laid off And of course these moves are always cloaked in the verbiage of saving the city moneyto cut the budget But these workers had been there for, some, 10 plus years Now they are unemployed, trying to find new jobs in an economy where applicants outnumber jobs at an astronomical rate, have no health insurance, and are trying to pay their bills on time as not to get foreclosed or evicted What do these people do Now they are collecting an unemployment checkreceiving assistance from...


  7. says:

    Really informative book on Rahm Emanuel s policies and mindset, the Mental Health Movement here in Chicago, and neo liberal politics in general So cool to read this in book form, having lived it the past few years full disclosure I did some work in support of the Mental Health Movement and am personally familiar with a number of people in the book I did not realize the...


  8. says:

    An interesting read about a prominent neo liberal that should serve as a cautionary tale for all Chicagoans and liberals nationwide who reflexively pull the Democrat lever when voting It s also curious as to why the title references the rise of the 99% as their role in this real life drama is only to annoy the mayor, while ul...


  9. says:

    Really a 3.5 With a title like Mayor 1%, I didn t really expect a fair and balanced account, but there was some discussion of the good that Rahm has done Made me pretty furious I liked the personal stories of some of the protesters, and even though I know that s not the point of the book, I would ha...


  10. says:

    If you like reading about Chicago politics, you must read this book Covers Rahmbo s time in office, with emphasis on the Mental Health Movement, NATO, CTU fight, CPS closings, and so much All with Kari s trademark killer combo of journalistic clarity, beautiful storytelling and remarkable research.

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