Book The great divergence : America's growing inequality crisis and what we can do about it / Timothy Noah ; illustrations by Catherine Mulbrandon.
Publication year: 2013, c2012.
Call Number HC110.I5 N63 2013
Media class: Book
Edition: Pbk. ed.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Press
ISBN: 9781608196357 1608196356 9781608196333 160819633X
First published by Bloomsbury Press in 2012.
Extent: 276 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
The income gap in America has been blamed on everything from computers to immigration, but its causes and consequences call for a patient, non-partisan exploration. The author delivers an inquiry into the income gap, drawing on the best work of contemporary researchers to peer beyond conventional wisdom about how the Great Divergence has come about, why it threatens American democracy, and how it can be reversed.
Introduction -- Paradise lost -- Going up -- Usual suspects -- Teeming shores -- Kudoka and the college premium -- Offshore -- Unequal government -- The fall of Detroit -- Rise of the stinking rich -- Why it matters -- What to do.