Neoliberalism, the ideology of corporate America, purports to defend free markets from government. In reality it legitimizes crony capitalism and Wall Street's capture of political power. In The Middle Class Fights Back I show how this corrupt system undermines good public policy from education to job creation to environmental protection to national security. The book concludes with policy and institutional reforms that can create true security, sustainable prosperity, and quality public schools. But only a revolt of the beleaguered middle class can put these reforms on the country's political agenda.