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The zero-sum society : distribution and the…

The zero-sum society : distribution and the possibilities for economic… (edition 1981)

by Lester C. Thurow

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Written during a period of acute economic stagnation in 1980, The Zero-Sum Society discusses the human implications of economic problem solving. Interpreting macroeconomics as a zero-sum game, Thurow proposes that the American economy will not solve its most trenchant problems-inflation, slow economic growth, the environment-until the political economy can support, in theory and in practice, the idea that certain members of society will have to bear the brunt of taxation and other government-sponsored economic actions. As relevant today as it was twenty years ago, The Zero-Sum Society offers a classic set of recommendations about the best way to balance government stewardship of the economy and the free-market aspirations of upwardly mobile Americans.… (more)
Title:The zero-sum society : distribution and the possibilities for economic change
Authors:Lester C. Thurow
Info:New York: Penguin Books, 1981. 230 p. ; 20 cm.
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Tags:economics, social policy

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A fundamentally wrong-headed approach to economics and policy. A great title, a good example of misconstruing the subject from the get-go. ( )
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