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The new inequality : creating solutions for poor America

Author: Richard B Freeman; Joshua Cohen; Joel Rogers
Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, ©1999.
Series: New democracy forum.
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"Harvard economist Richard B. Freeman argues that it is now time to stop analyzing the causes and consequences of inequality and concentrate on doing something about it. He also offers real solutions: Raise the income of the working class, reinvest in cities, and reenergize democratic institutions through the encouragement of local citizen organizations." "Responding essays by distinguished scholars and activists -  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Freeman, Richard B. (Richard Barry), 1943-
New inequality.
Boston : Beacon Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)607113893
Online version:
Freeman, Richard B. (Richard Barry), 1943-
New inequality.
Boston : Beacon Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)608978851
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard B Freeman; Joshua Cohen; Joel Rogers
ISBN: 0807044350 9780807044353
OCLC Number: 39811698
Description: xvii, 85 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Solving the new inequality / Richard B. Freeman --
Through a gendered lens / Heidi Hartmann --
What consensus? / Paul R. Krugman --
Promoting the common good / Michael Piore --
New ideas? / Frances Fox Piven --
Liberal agenda / James Tobin --
Old problem, new despair / James Heckman --
What about organizing? / Ernesto Cortes, Jr. --
Reply / Richard B. Freeman.
Series Title: New democracy forum.
Responsibility: Richard B. Freeman ; foreword by Robert B. Reich ; edited by Joshua Cohen and Joel Rogers for Boston review.
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"Harvard economist Richard B. Freeman argues that it is now time to stop analyzing the causes and consequences of inequality and concentrate on doing something about it. He also offers real solutions: Raise the income of the working class, reinvest in cities, and reenergize democratic institutions through the encouragement of local citizen organizations." "Responding essays by distinguished scholars and activists - James Tobin, Heidi Hartmann, Michael Piore, Frances Fox Piven, James Heckman, Ernesto Cortes, Jr., and Paul R. Krugman - heed and add depth to Freeman's call."--BOOK JACKET.

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