The Price Of Inequality by Joseph Stiglitz

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“The Price of Inequality,” is the single most comprehensive counter­argument to both Democratic neoliberalism and Republican laissez-faire theories
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Synopsis

A forceful argument against America's vicious circle of growing inequality by the Nobel Prize–winning economist.


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 best-selling 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.
 

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Winner of the 2001 Nobel Memorial Prize for Economics, Joseph E. Stiglitz is the best-selling author of Making Globalization Work; Globalization and Its Discontents; and, with Linda Bilmes, The Three Trillion Dollar War. He was chairman of President Clinton's Council of Economic Advisers and served as senior vice president and chief economist at the World Bank. He teaches at Columbia University and lives in New York City.
 
Published June 11, 2012 by W. W. Norton & Company. 560 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction
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Kirkus

Excellent
Jun 01 2012

An impassioned argument backed by rigorous economic analysis

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Guardian

Above average
Reviewed by Ian Pindar on Apr 19 2013

Appealing to the selfish 1%, he even argues that inequality undermines productivity and retards growth, whereas a more egalitarian society would result in a more stable economy.

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Guardian

Excellent
Reviewed by Yvonne Roberts on Jul 13 2012

Stiglitz is one of a growing band of academics and economists...who are trying to inject morality back into capitalism

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NY Times

Excellent
Reviewed by THOMAS EDSALL on Aug 03 2012

“The Price of Inequality,” is the single most comprehensive counter­argument to both Democratic neoliberalism and Republican laissez-faire theories

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Guardian

Good
Reviewed by Ian Pindar on Apr 19 2013

This essential book – written by a Nobel prizewinning economist and a former chief economist at the World Bank – offers a readable and accessible explanation of how we have been horribly exploited by a greedy and powerful elite.

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The Washington Post

Excellent
Reviewed by Dante Chinni on Aug 24 2012

Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz does not merely express anger — or rather, he expresses it only to set up a much larger discussion of the problem

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Bloomberg

Excellent
Reviewed by James Pressley on Jun 10 2012

As a populist war cry, “We are the 99 percent” is hard to beat. What the movement has lacked, though, is a coherent message and agenda. Until now

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wstribune

Excellent
Reviewed by wstribune on Jun 12 2012

This is a very thoughtful and at the same time scary book; it paints a picture that many don't want to see

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