The Price of Inequality: The Avoidable Causes and Invisible Costs of Inequality3rd July 2012 - 351 days ago
In this timely book, Joseph Stiglitz identifies three major causes of our predicament: that markets don't work the way they are supposed to (being neither efficient nor stable); how political systems fail to correct the shortcomings of the market; and how our current economic and political systems are fundamentally unfair.
He focuses chiefly on the gross inequality to which these systems give rise, but also explains how inextricably interlinked they are.
Providing evidence that investment - not austerity - is vital for productivity, and offering realistic solutions for levelling the playing field and increasing social mobility, Stiglitz argues that reform of our economic and political systems is not just fairer, but is the only way to make markets work as they really should.
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