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Tailspin
The People and Forces Behind America’s Fifty-Year Fall — and Those Fighting to Reverse It
Steven Brill

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Tailspin: The People and Forces Behind America’s Fifty-Year Fall — and Those Fighting to Reverse It (2018) details the decline of government efficiency and equal opportunity in the United States in the latter half of the twentieth century. Journalist and lawyer Steven Brill examines how a national focus on merit as a means of achieving success led to the creation of an aristocratic caste whose children are buoyed not by inheritance, but by their access to superior training and education...

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PREVIEW

Tailspin: The People and Forces Behind America’s Fifty-Year Fall — and Those Fighting to Reverse It (2018) details the decline of government efficiency and equal opportunity in the United States in the latter half of the twentieth century. Journalist and lawyer Steven Brill examines how a national focus on merit as a means of achieving success led to the creation of an aristocratic caste whose children are buoyed not by inheritance, but by their access to superior training and education...