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The inequality trap : fighting capitalism instead of poverty

Author: William G Watson
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : University of Toronto Press, [2015] ©2015
Series: UTP insights.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"US President Barack Obama has called economic inequality the "defining issue of our time." It has inspired the "Occupy" movements, made a French economist into a global celebrity, and given us a new expression--the "one percent." But is our preoccupation with inequality really justified? Or wise? In his new book, William Watson argues that focusing on inequality is both an error and a trap. It is an error because  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William G Watson
ISBN: 9781442637245 1442637242
OCLC Number: 907661806
Description: xviii, 218 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: History : the sequel --
The deserving rich --
Ginis rising --
Who are the 1 per cent? --
Is good inequality bad, too? --
Poverty --
Opportunity --
Anti-occupy.
Series Title: UTP insights.
Responsibility: William Watson.

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Explaining the complexities of modern economics in a clear, accessible style, The Inequality Trap is the must-read rejoinder to the idea that fighting inequality should be our top policy priority.  Read more...

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