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Book Review: The Moral Underground: How Ordinary Americans Subvert an Unfair Economy by Lisa Dodson

The Moral Underground: How Ordinary Americans Subvert an Unfair Economy.
By Lisa Dodson

The Moral Underground: How Ordinary Americans Subvert an Unfair Economy

By Lisa Dodson

New Press; 227 pages

If only this book had been published in 2007. Then the hundreds of people interviewed by Lisa Dodson would have been able to pass along an important piece of advice: What's good for business is not necessarily good for America. For Dodson and her subjects, American corporations are amoral entities that continue to build their wealth on the backs of the nation's low-income workers. Helping the less fortunate in this context becomes a form of civil and corporate disobedience, and Dodson, a professor of...

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