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The Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our…

by Joseph E. Stiglitz

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One of the early books discussing the growing degree of inequality in the world ( )
  M_Clark | Apr 25, 2016 |
While I do not fully agree with all of the policy suggestions that Joseph Stigilitz proposes -- I learned a lot from this book. Definitely worth reading! ( )
  Darwa | Mar 18, 2016 |
This is a very dense read, but an important one. Note that the endnotes and index make up about 125 of the 414 pages; there's useful material there, but the core of the book is only about 290 pages. ( )
  RevBobMIB | Oct 21, 2015 |
Amazing! The research is broken down so that the common public can understand, get upset, and provide facts about how todays society is not as grand as its portrayed to be! ( )
  iowabooker | Jun 6, 2015 |
Stiglitz presents a comprehensive review of the causes and consequences of inequality in a capitalist society. Lots of important and underreported phenomena are discussed, making this relevant and necessary for the contemporary reader.

Many good points, some with excessive political undertones, but overall a book that is easy to read and covers particularly important material for Americans today. ( )
  bdtrump | May 9, 2015 |
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The top 1 percent of Americans control 40 percent of the nation's wealth. And, as Joseph E. Stiglitz explains, while those at the top enjoy the best health care, education, and benefits of wealth, they fail to realize that "their fate is bound up with how the other 99 percent live."

Stiglitz draws on his deep understanding of economics to show that growing inequality is not inevitable: moneyed interests compound their wealth by stifling true, dynamic capitalism. They have made America the most unequal advanced industrial country while crippling growth, trampling on the rule of law, and undermining democracy. The result: a divided society that cannot tackle its most pressing problems. With characteristic insight, Stiglitz examines our current state, then teases out its implications for democracy, for monetary and budgetary policy, and for globalization. He closes with a plan for a more just and prosperous future.

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Winner of the 2001 Nobel Memorial Prize for Economics, Joseph E. Stiglitz is the best-selling author of Making Globalization Work; Globalization and Its Discontents; and, with Linda Bilmes, The Three Trillion Dollar War. He was chairman of President Clinton's Council of Economic Advisers and served as senior vice president and chief economist at the World Bank. He teaches at Columbia University and lives in New York City.

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A forceful argument against America's vicious circle of growing inequality by the Nobel Prize–winning economist.

The top 1 percent of Americans control 40 percent of the nation’s wealth. And, as Joseph E. Stiglitz explains, while those at the top enjoy the best health care, education, and benefits of wealth, they fail to realize that “their fate is bound up with how the other 99 percent live.”

Stiglitz draws on his deep understanding of economics to show that growing inequality is not inevitable: moneyed interests compound their wealth by stifling true, dynamic capitalism. They have made America the most unequal advanced industrial country while crippling growth, trampling on the rule of law, and undermining democracy. The result: a divided society that cannot tackle its most pressing problems. With characteristic insight, Stiglitz examines our current state, then teases out its implications for democracy, for monetary and budgetary policy, and for globalization. He closes with a plan for a more just and prosperous future.

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Examines how the wealthy classes have contributed to growing inequality in society and explains how the quest to increase wealth has hindered the country's economic growth as well as its efforts to solve its most pressing economic problems.

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