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The captured economy : how the powerful enrich themselves, slow down growth, and increase inequality

Author: Brink Lindsey; Steven Michael Teles
Publisher: New York, NY, United States of America : Oxford University Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For years, America has been plagued by slow economic growth and increasing inequality. Yet economists have long taught that there is a tradeoff between equity and efficiency-that is, between making a bigger pie and dividing it more fairly. That is why our current predicament is so puzzling: today, we are faced with both a stagnating economy and sky-high inequality. In The Captured Economy , Brink Lindsey and Steven  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brink Lindsey; Steven Michael Teles
ISBN: 9780190627768 019062776X
OCLC Number: 1006528156
Description: viii, 221 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Rigged --
The rents are too damn high --
Finance --
Intellectual property --
Occupational licensing --
Land use --
The politics of regressive stagnation --
Rent-proofing politics.
Responsibility: Brink Lindsey and Steven M. Teles.

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In The Captured Economy, Brink Lindsey and Steven M. Teles identify a new culprit for increasing inequality: the government-corporate sector nexus. They explain why the perverted form of governance  Read more...

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