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The broken ladder : how inequality affects the way we think, live, and die / Keith Payne.

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  • 6 of 6 copies available at Evergreen Indiana. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Greenwood Public Library.

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Greenwood PL - Greenwood 305.512 PAY (Text) 36626103835393 Adult Nonfiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780525429814
  • ISBN: 0525429816
  • Physical Description: viii, 246 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Viking, [2017]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-238) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Lunch lady economics: why feeling poor hurts like being poor -- Relatively easy: why we can't stop comparing ourselves to others -- Poor logic: inequality has a logic of its own -- The right, the left, and the ladder: how inequality divides our politics -- Long lives and tall tombstones: inequality is a matter of life and death -- God, conspiracies, and the language of the angels: why people believe what they need to believe -- Inequality in black and white: the dangerous dance of racial and economic inequality -- The corporate ladder: why fair pay signals fair play -- The art of living vertically: flatter ladders, comparing with care, and the things that matter most.
Summary, etc.: A leading social scientist presents a timely examination of the physical, psychological and moral effects of inequality that explains how inequality is attributed to factors identified by both conservatives and progressives and has a profound impact on health and value systems.
Subject: Equality > Psychological aspects.
Social stratification.
Income distribution.
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