The Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future
Joseph E. Stiglitz
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A forceful argument against America's vicious circle of growing inequality by the Nobel Prize–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 Prize–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.
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Clear and well written
Written by a Nobel Prize winner in Economics the author provides a clear and reasonable explaination for the problems we are currently experiencing in this country. While those who only think of their own gain will revile Mr. Stiglitz reasoning and recommendations, people with a concience will read it and understand that the author is not comdemming capitalization outright but saying there is a better way for people to profit but also that there is a way where people can profit but not to the point where most of the population has to suffer while only a few profit. Well written and well documented. Worht the purchase price.
Intelligent, Concise and Practical Progressive Economics
This book is exciting, interesting and thoughtful, and very provocative. It is outstanding, carefully-researched and well-written for an educated, open-minded and sophisticated audience. It offers readers an intelligent progressive thesis with practical real solutions, and it should be an important part of modern global progressive socio-economics curricula as our fragile world is increasingly threatened by small-minded politics, social demagoguery and reactionary regressive economics.
The price of inequality
Great book,learned much from it
- Category: Economics
- Published: Jun 11, 2012
- Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
- Seller: W. W. Norton
- Print Length: 560 Pages
- Language: English