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The politics of inequality : a political history of the idea of economic inequality in America

Author: Michael Thompson
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2007.
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"In this impassioned book, Michael J. Thompson reaches back into America's rich intellectual history to reclaim the politics of inequality from the distortion of recent American conservatism. He begins by tracing the development of the idea of economic inequality as it has been conceived by political thinkers throughout American history. Then he considers the change in ideas and values that have led to the  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Thompson, Michael, 1973-
Politics of inequality.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)654580127
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Thompson
ISBN: 9780231140744 0231140746 9780231511728 0231511728
OCLC Number: 122261823
Description: 249 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The critique of economic inequality in Western political thought : the continuity of an idea --
The liberal republic and the emergence of capitalism : the political theories of optimism and radicalism --
The transformation of American capitalism : from class antagonism to reconciliation --
Embracing inequality : the reorientation of American democracy.
Responsibility: Michael J. Thompson.
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Since the early days of the American republic, political thinkers have maintained that a grossly unequal division of property, wealth, and power would lead to the erosion of democratic life. The  Read more...

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