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Author Grusky, David

Title The New Gilded Age : the Critical Inequality Debates of Our Time
Published Palo Alto : Stanford University Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (312 pages)
Series Studies in social inequality
Studies in social inequality.
Contents Introduction: Poverty and Inequality in a New World; Part I: Do We Have an Obligation to Eliminate Poverty?; Rich and Poor in the World Community; Global Needs and Special Relationships; Part II: How Much Inequality Do We Need?; (Some) Inequality Is Good for You; Inequality and Economic Growth in Comparative Perspective; Part III: Is There a Political Solution to Rising Inequality?; Rising Inequality and American Politics; Unequal Democracy in America: The Long View; Part IV: Why Is There a Gender Gap in Pay?; A Human Capital Account of the Gender Pay Gap
The Sources of the Gender Pay GapPart V: The Future of Race and Ethnicity; A Dream Deferred: Toward the U.S. Racial Future; Racial and Ethnic Diversity and Public Policy; Notes; Index
Summary Income inequality is an increasingly pressing issue in the United States and around the world. This book explores five critical issues to introduce some of the key moral and empirical questions about income, gender, and racial inequality: & bull; Do we have a moral obligation to eliminate poverty? & bull; Is inequality a necessary evil that's the best way available to motivate economic action and increase total output? & bull; Can we retain a meaningful democracy even when extreme inequality allows the rich to purchase political privilege? & bull; Is the recent stalling out of long-term de
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Discrimination -- United States.
Equality -- United States.
Poverty -- United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Kricheli-Katz, Tamar.
ISBN 0804759359