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Inequality : what can be done?

Author: A B Atkinson
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers new policies in technology, employment, social security, capital sharing, and taxation that intend to narrow the income gap, defending them against the common arguments and excuses for inaction.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: A B Atkinson
ISBN: 9780674504769 0674504763
OCLC Number: 893709398
Description: xi, 384 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Setting the scene --
Learning from history --
The economics of inequality --
A summing-up so far --
Technological change and countervailing power --
Employment and pay in the future --
Capital shared --
Progressive taxation --
Social security for all --
Proposals to reduce the extent of inequality --
Shrinking the cake? --
Globalisation prevents action? --
Can we afford it? --
The way forward.
Responsibility: Anthony B. Atkinson.
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Inequality and poverty have returned with a vengeance in recent decades. To reduce them, we need fresh ideas that move beyond taxes on the wealthy. Anthony B. Atkinson offers ambitious new policies  Read more...

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Like it or loathe it, this is ambitious stuff.--Tim Harford"Financial Times" (04/24/2015) One of the world's leading economists, mentor of Piketty and associate of Stiglitz, has written this Read more...

 
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