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The Resource Inequality : what everyone needs to know, James K. Galbraith

Inequality : what everyone needs to know, James K. Galbraith

Label
Inequality : what everyone needs to know
Title
Inequality
Title remainder
what everyone needs to know
Statement of responsibility
James K. Galbraith
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Over the past thirty years, the issue of economic inequality has emerged from the backwaters of economics to claim center stage in the political discourse of America and beyond--a change prompted by a troubling fact: numerous measures of income inequality, especially in the United States in the last quarter of the twentieth century, have risen sharply in recent years. Even so, many people remain confused about what, exactly, politicians and media persons mean when they discuss inequality. What does "economic inequality" mean? How is it measured? Why should we care? Why did inequality rise in the United States? Is rising inequality an inevitable feature of capitalism? What should we do about it? Inequality: What Everyone Needs to Know takes up these questions and more in plain and clear language, bringing to life one of the great economic and political debates of our age. Inequality expert James K. Galbraith has compiled the latest economic research on inequality and explains his findings in a way that everyone can understand. He offers a comprehensive introduction to the study of economic inequality, including its philosophical and theoretical origins, the variety of concepts in wide use, empirical measures and their advantages and disadvantages, competing modern theories of the causes and effects of rising inequality in the United States and worldwide, and a range of policy measures. The topic of economic inequality is going to become only more important as we approach the 2016 presidential elections. This latest addition to the popular What Everyone Needs to Know series from Oxford University Press will tell you everything you need to know to make informed opinions on this significant issue"--
  • "An introduction to economic inequality"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Galbraith, James K
Dewey number
306.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HM821
LC item number
.G35 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
What everyone needs to know
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Equality
  • Economic development
  • Distribution (Economic theory)
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Distribution (Economic theory)
  • Economic development
  • Equality
  • Einkommensdisparität
  • Einkommensverteilung
  • Soziale Ungleichheit
  • Vermögensverteilung
Label
Inequality : what everyone needs to know, James K. Galbraith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Inequality: should we care? -- Inequality in the history of economic thought -- Categorical inequality -- Major concepts of distribution -- Measures of inequality -- Causes of changing inequality in the United States -- Causes of changing inequality in the world -- Are we heading back to the Victorian age? -- Norms and consequences -- Policies against inequalities -- A note on wealth and power -- A final digression: does economic equality lead to victory in war?
Control code
ocn940455335
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 211 pages
Isbn
9780190250461
Lccn
2016008322
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780190250478
  • (OCoLC)940455335
Label
Inequality : what everyone needs to know, James K. Galbraith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Inequality: should we care? -- Inequality in the history of economic thought -- Categorical inequality -- Major concepts of distribution -- Measures of inequality -- Causes of changing inequality in the United States -- Causes of changing inequality in the world -- Are we heading back to the Victorian age? -- Norms and consequences -- Policies against inequalities -- A note on wealth and power -- A final digression: does economic equality lead to victory in war?
Control code
ocn940455335
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 211 pages
Isbn
9780190250461
Lccn
2016008322
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780190250478
  • (OCoLC)940455335

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