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The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them

Joseph E. Stiglitz
Item #: D80535
Pages/Publication Date: 2015 / 438
ISBN: 9780393248579
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How has America become the most unequal advanced country in the world, and what can we do about it? Here Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz expands on the diagnosis he offered in his bestseller The Price of Inequality, and analyzes the loss of the American dream. He argues that the problem is the cumulative result of unjust government policies and misguided priorities, including deregulation, tax cuts, and tax breaks for the one percent. In the nearly 60 essays here, Stiglitz examines the era spanning the Reagan administration, the Financial Crisis of 2008, and the subsequent recession, revealing that equality of opportunity is a national myth, while offering a wide range of reforms that would spur higher growth and more opportunity.

 

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