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Do we need economic inequality?

Author: Daniel Dorling
Publisher: Malden, MA : Polity Press, 2018. ©2018
Series: Future of capitalism.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Although economic inequality provokes widespread disquiet, its supposed necessity is rarely questioned. At best, a basic level of inequality is seen as a necessary evil. At worst, it is seen as insufficient to encourage aspiration, hard work and investment, a refrain sometimes used to advocate ever greater inequality. In this original new book, Danny Dorling critically analyses historical trends and contemporary  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dorling, Daniel, author.
Do we need economic inequality?
Malden, MA : Polity Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2017022760
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Dorling
ISBN: 9781509516544 1509516549 9781509516551 1509516557
OCLC Number: 986523559
Description: ix, 181 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
Contents: Bell curves --
A history of inequality --
Why argue for inequality? --
Who benefits from inequality? --
Where do the costs of inequality fall? --
What are the alternatives to inequality? --
When will the fall in inequality become clear? --
Reasons for optimism.
Series Title: Future of capitalism.
Responsibility: Danny Dorling.

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