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The Price of Inequality : How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future - Joseph E. Stiglitz

The Price of Inequality

How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future

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Published: 8th April 2013
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The top 1 percent of Americans control 40 percent of the nation's wealth. And, as Joseph E. Stiglitz explains, while those at the top enjoy the best health care, education, and benefits of wealth, they fail to realize that "their fate is bound up with how the other 99 percent live." Stiglitz draws on his deep understanding of economics to show that growing inequality is not inevitable: moneyed interests compound their wealth by stifling true, dynamic capitalism. They have made America the most unequal advanced industrial country while crippling growth, trampling on the rule of law, and undermining democracy. The result: a divided society that cannot tackle its most pressing problems. With characteristic insight, Stiglitz examines our current state, then teases out its implications for democracy, for monetary and budgetary policy, and for globalization. He closes with a plan for a more just and prosperous future.

An impassioned argument backed by rigorous economic analysis. "

ISBN: 9780393345063
ISBN-10: 0393345068
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 560
Published: 8th April 2013
Dimensions (cm): 20.6 x 13.6  x 3.5
Weight (kg): 0.45