Liberal Books Hit the Shelves as Economy Slows

May 24, 2012 Debbie Jacobs Economic Barometer

As the economic situation remains relatively stagnant, more and more liberalists have released books calling for change in the U.S. Of course, the fact that it's a Democrat in office has bolstered this trend as well.

“It’s the story of the moment right now,” explained Barnes & Noble’s Patricia Bostelman. “We have a real disparity-of-wealth issue that tends to be a subject for books from the left, especially after occupy Wall Street.”

More than 20 new books reveal the unmasked anger and disappointment towards the Obama administration, corporate power, government spending and the general economy.

“I published a bunch of liberal books during the Bush administration and the theme was basically ‘I hate Bush,’” said Chris Jackson of Spiegel & Grau. “This time, we’re dealing with the limitations of what a president can do and systematic things like the influence of the financial industry and the relationship between the 1 percent and the 99 percent.”

The book trend ranges from campaign-focused works, to those that provide information, guidance, and inspiration.

Nation Books’ Carl Bromley said: “Nation Books has always issued books on inequality and class, but sometimes historic events enable some books to get a greater hearing than others. It’s like what happened during the first half of the last decade. All kinds of books about the Middle East were getting published so the public could better understand what was happening in the news.”

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