American social policy today largely serves global corporate
interests rather than the general public, according to William
Roth. Based on incisive analyses of economic globalization, class,
politics, and bureaucracy, The Assault on Social Policy
argues that the perfection of the free market is a myth. Roth
analyzes the rhetoric used to make poverty seem acceptable, shows
how corporations affect the distribution of wealth and other
resources, and considers the effect on disabled people, criminals,
children, and health care. He concludes that increased
transnational corporate power has created the need for large-scale
systematic public policy changes.
Subjects: Sociology, Political Science
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