Book The price of inequality / Joseph E. Stiglitz.
Publication year: 2013.
Call Number HC110.I5 S867 2013
Media class: Book
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393345063 0393345068
"First published as a Norton paperback 2013."--Verso of title page.
Extent: lxiv, 523 pages ; 21 cm
A forceful argument against America's vicious circle of growing inequality. America currently has the most inequality, and the least equality of opportunity, among the advanced countries. While market forces play a role in this stark picture, politics has shaped those market forces. In this book, Nobel Prize?winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz exposes the efforts of well-heeled interests to compound their wealth in ways that have stifled true, dynamic capitalism. Along the way he examines the effect of inequality on our economy, our democracy, and our system of justice. Stiglitz explains how inequality affects and is affected by every aspect of national policy, and with characteristic insight he offers a vision for a more just and prosperous future, supported by a concrete program to achieve that vision.
Preface to the paperback edition -- Preface -- America's 1 percent problem -- Rent seeking and the making of an unequal society -- Markets and inequality -- Why it matters -- A democracy in peril -- 1984 is upon us -- Justice for all? How inequality is eroding the rule of law -- The battle of the budget -- A macroeconomic policy and a central bank by and for the 1 percent -- The way forward : another world is possible.