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The Resource The winner-take-all society : how more and more Americans compete for ever fewer and bigger prizes, encouraging economic waste, income inequality, and an impoverished cultural life, Robert H. Frank, Philip J. Cook

The winner-take-all society : how more and more Americans compete for ever fewer and bigger prizes, encouraging economic waste, income inequality, and an impoverished cultural life, Robert H. Frank, Philip J. Cook

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The winner-take-all society : how more and more Americans compete for ever fewer and bigger prizes, encouraging economic waste, income inequality, and an impoverished cultural life
Title
The winner-take-all society
Title remainder
how more and more Americans compete for ever fewer and bigger prizes, encouraging economic waste, income inequality, and an impoverished cultural life
Statement of responsibility
Robert H. Frank, Philip J. Cook
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In this book, two distinguished economists draw attention to an important and disturbing new trend that has dramatically transformed our economy in the last two decades: the spread of "winner-take-all" markets, where more and more people compete for ever fewer and bigger prizes. Such markets, where tiny differences in performance translate into huge differences in reward, have long been the hallmark of the performing arts and professional sports, where increasingly sophisticated recording technologies and the global reach of television have enabled millions to listen to and watch only "star" artists and athletes, leaving nothing for the also-rans. In recent years, however, winner-take-all markets have reached into virtually every part of the nation's economic life, spreading into such businesses as fashion, investment banking, and media; into professions like law and medicine; into higher education; and, increasingly, into management itself
  • While not for a moment denying that consumers have sometimes benefited - nobody has to listen to a second-rate soprano when virtually everyone can afford recordings of first-rate singers - Frank and Cook argue persuasively that, on balance, the result has been disastrous. They show how winner-take-all markets have dramatically widened the gap between rich and poor by concentrating all rewards among just a small handful of winners, and how they have lured some of our most talented individuals into socially unproductive and sometimes even destructive pursuits. Finally, in their relentless stress on winners - the bestselling novel, the blockbuster film, and so on - winner-take-all markets have diluted our culture in ways that many people find deeply disturbing
Cataloging source
DLC
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Frank, Robert H
Dewey number
306.4
Index
index present
LC call number
HB238
LC item number
.F73 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1946-
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Cook, Philip J.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Competition
  • Fame
  • Success
  • Success in business
  • Consumer behavior
  • Income distribution
  • Competition
  • Consumer behavior
  • Fame
  • Income distribution
  • Success
  • Success in business
  • Concurrentie
  • Succes
  • Inkomensverdeling
  • Verspilling
  • Markteconomie
  • Competencia
  • Comportamiento del consumidor
  • Éxito en los negocios
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The winner-take-all society : how more and more Americans compete for ever fewer and bigger prizes, encouraging economic waste, income inequality, and an impoverished cultural life, Robert H. Frank, Philip J. Cook
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-260) 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
Winner-take-all markets -- How winner-take-all markets arise -- The growth of winner-take-all markets -- Runaway incomes at the top -- Minor-league superstars -- Too many contestants? -- The problem of wasteful investment -- The battle for educational prestige -- Curbing wasteful competition -- Media and culture in the winner-take-all society -- Old wine in new bottles
Control code
ocm32311986
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 272 pages
Isbn
9780028740348
Lccn
95013340
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o32311986
  • (OCoLC)32311986
Label
The winner-take-all society : how more and more Americans compete for ever fewer and bigger prizes, encouraging economic waste, income inequality, and an impoverished cultural life, Robert H. Frank, Philip J. Cook
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-260) 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
Winner-take-all markets -- How winner-take-all markets arise -- The growth of winner-take-all markets -- Runaway incomes at the top -- Minor-league superstars -- Too many contestants? -- The problem of wasteful investment -- The battle for educational prestige -- Curbing wasteful competition -- Media and culture in the winner-take-all society -- Old wine in new bottles
Control code
ocm32311986
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 272 pages
Isbn
9780028740348
Lccn
95013340
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o32311986
  • (OCoLC)32311986

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