In this eye-opening call-to-arms Andy Stern makes the urgency of the economic threats to the average American vividly clear. Staggering problems - the deepening subprime crisis; runaway health care costs; increasing amounts of personal debt for most, even while the salaries of the already wealthy keep rising; a rigged tax system; and the monumental slide of the dollar - have put Americans at grave risk even as the competition of globalization becomes ever more heated. America is slipping dangerously behind, and the fabric of our economic well-being has been badly torn. Andy Stern presents a set of course-correction reforms so achievable, simple, and compelling that readers will find themselves enraged that they haven't yet been enacted. Americans have a right to expect our government to work for us. Andy Stern shows how we can get things back on track to make sure that it does.