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The great divergence : America's growing inequality crisis and what we can do about it

Author: Timothy Noah
Publisher: New York, NY : Bloomsbury, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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The income gap in America has been blamed on everything from computers to immigration, but its causes and consequences call for a patient, non-partisan exploration. Noah explains not only how this "Great Divergence" has come about, but why it threatens American democracy--and most important, how we can begin to reverse it.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Noah
ISBN: 9781608196333 160819633X
OCLC Number: 759174630
Description: 264 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Paradise lost --
Going up --
Usual suspects --
Teeming shores --
Kudoka and the college premium --
Offshore --
Unequal government --
The fall of Detroit --
Rise of the stinking rich --
Why it matters --
What to do.
Responsibility: Timothy Noah ; illustrations by Catherine Mulbrandon.

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The income gap in America has been blamed on everything from computers to immigration, but its causes and consequences call for a patient, non-partisan exploration. Noah explains not only how this "Great Divergence" has come about, but why it threatens American democracy--and most important, how we can begin to reverse it.

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