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The winner-take-all society : how more and more Americans compete for ever fewer and bigger prizes, encouraging economic waste, income inequality, and an impoverished cultural life

Author: Robert H Frank; Philip J Cook
Publisher: New York : Free Press, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this book, two distinguished economists draw attention to an important and disturbing new trend that has dramatically transformed our economy in the last two decades: the spread of "winner-take-all" markets, where more and more people compete for ever fewer and bigger prizes. Such markets, where tiny differences in performance translate into huge differences in reward, have long been the hallmark of the
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert H Frank; Philip J Cook
ISBN: 0028740343 9780028740348
OCLC Number: 32311986
Description: x, 272 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Winner-take-all markets --
How winner-take-all markets arise --
The growth of winner-take-all markets --
Runaway incomes at the top --
Minor-league superstars --
Too many contestants? --
The problem of wasteful investment --
The battle for educational prestige --
Curbing wasteful competition --
Media and culture in the winner-take-all society --
Old wine in new bottles.
Responsibility: Robert H. Frank, Philip J. Cook.

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The emergence of "winner-take-all-markets", with few winners and many losers, has transformed the US economy. The authors of this book conclude that this has resulted in income inequality,  Read more...

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