The Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future (Hardcover)

How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future

By Joseph E. Stiglitz

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393088694, 448pp.

Publication Date: June 11, 2012

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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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