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The Resource Approaching equality : what can be done about wealth inequality?, Roger A. Mccain

Approaching equality : what can be done about wealth inequality?, Roger A. Mccain

Label
Approaching equality : what can be done about wealth inequality?
Title
Approaching equality
Title remainder
what can be done about wealth inequality?
Statement of responsibility
Roger A. Mccain
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
By combining recent research (especially that of Piketty and his associates) with established ideas (particularly from Sir Arthur Lewis), Roger McCain proposes policies that, together, would aim to reverse the observed tendency towards the concentration of wealth in market economies, thus 'approach equality.' The shortcomings and dangers of rising wealth inequality are discussed, both from the point of view of increasing instability and of equalitarian values. Drawing on Marxist concepts of class, the book clarifies both the relation of wealth to income inequality and the causal link between wealth inequality and economic instability, exploring practical issues related to the proposed policies. The role of the 'middle class' and the causes of the failure of much of the population to save even for retirement are analyzed. The author goes on to examine the implications for programs of distribution according to need and the role of the corporation, and the possibility of a scheme of economic planning that would retain the known advantages of the market allocation of resources. With inequality still a rising issue for public policy, professionals and students studying policy economics will benefit from the analysis in this book and its tight focus on inequality of wealth, as will interested lay readers with a background in economics and an interest in inequality
Member of
Cataloging source
U3G
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McCain, Roger A
Dewey number
339.2
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
New directions in modern economics
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  • Equality
  • Wealth
  • Distributive justice
Label
Approaching equality : what can be done about wealth inequality?, Roger A. Mccain
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : plan and scope of the book -- The future of capitalism -- .hy be concerned? inequality and instability -- Sir Arthur Lewis' equalitarian vision -- Piketty's narrative and the wealth tax -- Can we "grow the middle class?" -- Synthesis and extension -- To each according to need -- Civilizing the corporation -- Planning from the bottom up
Control code
ocn988148544
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (232 p.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781786431448
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)988148544
Label
Approaching equality : what can be done about wealth inequality?, Roger A. Mccain
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : plan and scope of the book -- The future of capitalism -- .hy be concerned? inequality and instability -- Sir Arthur Lewis' equalitarian vision -- Piketty's narrative and the wealth tax -- Can we "grow the middle class?" -- Synthesis and extension -- To each according to need -- Civilizing the corporation -- Planning from the bottom up
Control code
ocn988148544
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (232 p.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781786431448
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)988148544

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