The Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future

The Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future

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A forceful argument against America's vicious circle of growing inequality by the Nobel Prizea€“winning economist. America currently has the most inequality, and the least equality of opportunity, among the advanced countries. While market forces play a role in this stark picture, politics has shaped those market forces. In this best-selling book, Nobel Prizea€“winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz exposes the efforts of well-heeled interests to compound their wealth in ways that have stifled true, dynamic capitalism. Along the way he examines the effect of inequality on our economy, our democracy, and our system of justice. Stiglitz explains how inequality affects and is affected by every aspect of national policy, and with characteristic insight he offers a vision for a more just and prosperous future, supported by a concrete program to achieve that vision.... The State of Working America, available at http://stateofworkingamerica.org/ chart/swawealth-table-6-6-wealth-groups-shares/. ... 9. See a€œTrue Progressivism, a€ Economist, October 13, 2012, p. 13. Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez, whose work I frequently cite in ... Buffett apparently made an approximation based on Internal Revenue Service data and a 40-hour workweek. In the same op-ed, he provides a useful chronicle of the declining tax rates on the wealthya€”and a persuasiveanbsp;...


Title:The Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future
Author: Joseph E. Stiglitz
Publisher:W. W. Norton & Company - 2012-06-11
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