Book Divided : the perils of our growing inequality / edited by David Cay Johnston.
Associated Name: Johnston, David Cay, 1948-
Publication year: 2014.
Call Number HM821 .D585 2014
Media class: Book
Publisher: New York ;London : The New Press
ISBN: 9781595589231 1595589236
Extent: xxi, 324 pages ; 22 cm
"Today's rising concern and ire over American inequality ride on the anger that followed the 2008 financial crisis and the exploding concentration of economic and political power in the hands of the super-rich. According to Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston, most Americans, in inflation-adjusted terms, are now back to the average income of 1966. Shockingly, from 2009 to 2011, the top 1 percent got 121 percent of the income gains while the bottom 99 percent saw their income fall. Yet in this most unequal of developed nations, every aspect of inequality remains hotly contested and poorly understood... Divided brings together the writings of leading scholars, activists, and journalists -- including Elizabeth Warren, Barack Obama, Paul Krugman, Joseph E. Stiglitz, Barbara Ehrenreich, and David Cay Johnston -- to provide a ... multifaceted look at inequality in America"-- Book jacket.
Inequality and democracy -- The vanishing middle class -- Necessaries -- How gains at the top injure the middle class -- Inequality is holding back the recovery -- Wage theft -- Home Depot's CEO-size tip -- Why do so many jobs pay so badly? -- In the heart of our economy and our lives -- Household wealth inequality -- Inequality across generations -- "I didn't do it alone" -- Arthur A. Robertson and the 1929 crash -- Graduates v. oligarchs -- No rich child left behind -- Achievement gap -- Back to school -- Educational quality and equality -- Health and income inequalities are linked -- Unequal quality of care -- Reducing health care disparities -- Universal health care -- U.S. health care costs the most--by far -- Inequality kills -- Jailed for being in debt -- America's poverty "tax" -- Hunger in America -- Georgia's hunger games -- Living down to expectations -- How economics is biased toward the rich -- Don't drink the Kool-Aid -- Social security reduces inequality--efficiently, effectively and fairly -- Arguments for and against income inequality -- Inequality of hazard -- A different kind of epidemic -- Prison's dilemma -- Men and their underpaid women -- Race, gender, family structure, and poverty -- Employed parents who can't make a living.