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Rewriting the rules of the American economy : an agenda for growth and shared prosperity / Joseph E. Stiglitz with with Nell Abernathy, Adam Hersh, Susan Holmberg, and Mike Konczal.

Stiglitz, Joseph E. (Author). Abernathy, Nellr. (Added Author). Hersh, Adam. (Added Author). Holmberg, Susan. (Added Author). Konczal, Mike. (Added Author). Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute. (Added Author).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Shelby Co PL - Shelbyville Main Library 330.973 STI (Text) 78731000499301 Adult Nonfiction Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780393353129
  • ISBN: 0393353125
  • Physical Description: xvii, 237 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York ; W. W. Norton & Company, [2016]

Content descriptions

General Note: "A Roosevelt Institute book."
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [191]-237).
Formatted Contents Note: Preface -- Introduction -- The current rules -- More market power, less competition -- The growth of the financial sector -- The "shareholder revolution", the rise of ceo pay, and the squeezing of workers -- Lower taxes for the wealthy -- The end of full-employment monetary policy -- The stifling of worker voice -- The sinking floor of labor standards -- Racial discrimination -- Rewriting the rules -- Taming the top -- Make markets competitive -- Fix the financial sector -- Incentivize long-term business growth -- Rebalance the tax and transfer system -- Growing the middle -- Make full employment the goal -- Empower workers -- Expand access to labor markets and opportunities for advancement -- Expand economic security and opportunity -- Conclusion -- Appendix: overview of recent inequality trends -- Acknowledgments -- Notes.
Summary, etc.: "The United States bills itself as the land of opportunity, a place where anyone can achieve success and a better life through hard work and determination. But the facts tell a different story--the U.S. today lags behind most other developed nations in measures of inequality and economic mobility. For decades, wages have stagnated for the majority of workers while economic gains have disproportionately gone to the top one percent. Education, housing, and health care--essential ingredients for individual success--are growing ever more expensive. Deeply rooted structural discrimination continues to hold down women and people of color, and more than one-fifth of all American children now live in poverty. These trends are on track to become even worse in the future. Some economists claim that today's bleak conditions are inevitable consequences of market outcomes, globalization, and technological progress. If we want greater equality, they argue, we have to sacrifice growth. This is simply not true. American inequality is the result of misguided structural rules that actually constrict economic growth. We have stripped away worker protections and family support systems, created a tax system that rewards short-term gains over long-term investment, offered a de facto public safety net to too-big-to-fail financial institutions, and chosen monetary and fiscal policies that promote wealth over full employment." --
Subject: United States > Economic policy > 21st century.
Competition > United States.
Manpower policy > United States.
Economic development > United States.

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