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Inequality : what can be done?

Author: A B Atkinson
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Inequality and poverty have returned with a vengeance in recent decades. To reduce them, we need fresh ideas that move beyond taxes on the wealthy. Anthony B. Atkinson offers ambitious new policies in technology, employment, social security, sharing of capital, and taxation, and he defends them against the common arguments and excuses for inaction.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Atkinson, A.B. (Anthony Barnes), 1944-
Inequality
(DLC) 2015000848
(OCoLC)893709398
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: A B Atkinson
ISBN: 9780674287013 0674287010
OCLC Number: 908192410
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 384 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Setting the scene --
Learning from history --
The economics of inequality --
A summing-up so far --
Technological change and countervailing power --
Employment and pay in the future --
Capital shared --
Progressive taxation --
Social security for all --
Proposals to reduce the extent of inequality --
Shrinking the cake? --
Globalisation prevents action? --
Can we afford it?
Responsibility: Anthony B. Atkinson.
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