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Seeking equality : the political economy of the common good in the United States and Canada, by John Harles

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Seeking equality : the political economy of the common good in the United States and Canada
Title
Seeking equality
Title remainder
the political economy of the common good in the United States and Canada
Statement of responsibility
by John Harles
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Seeking Equality compares economic inequality in the United States and Canada, North American neighbors with much in common--socially, politically, and economically--yet whose contemporary populations are marked by significant differences of material well-being. This book surveys the data and explores the policy decisions that have influenced discrete economic outcomes. It also discusses why a yawning gap between the very rich and the rest should be a cause for civic anxiety ... and what can be done about it. Income inequality has increased in almost all advanced industrial economies over the past thirty-five years. Canada and the United States have been at the forefront of this trend, though the gap between the haves and the have-nots is substantially greater in the US. In addition, rates of social mobility are much lower in the United States, making it harder for Americans than Canadians to move up the ladder of economic success independent of who their parents happen to be. In Seeking Equality, John Harles considers the factors accounting for these cross-border differences. He surveys in considerable detail what is known about economic inequality in Canada and the United States and compares the respective political values that both shape and are shaped by ameliorative public policies. Whereas the claims of equality are persuasive in both countries, the US has further to go in achieving a society in which an accident of birth is not the main determinant of an individual's economic well-being. Given that Canada has done a better job of producing a greater equality in economic outcomes for its citizens, Americans can learn from the Canadian experience."--
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Harles, John C,
Dewey number
305.0971
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Equality
  • Equality
  • Canada
  • United States
  • Canada
  • United States
Label
Seeking equality : the political economy of the common good in the United States and Canada, by John Harles
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Distribution -- Mobility -- Values -- Policy -- Why it matters
Control code
on1030235735
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 280 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442634329
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1030235735
Label
Seeking equality : the political economy of the common good in the United States and Canada, by John Harles
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Distribution -- Mobility -- Values -- Policy -- Why it matters
Control code
on1030235735
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 280 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442634329
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1030235735

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