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

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

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
Author
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
Cataloging source
UtOrBLW
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McCain, Roger A
Index
index present
LC call number
HB523
LC item number
.M33 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Distributive justice
  • Wealth
  • Equality
Label
Approaching equality : what can be done about wealth inequality?, Roger A. Mccain, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contents: 1. Introduction : plan and scope of the book -- 2. The future of capitalism -- 3. Why be concerned? inequality and instability -- 4. Sir Arthur Lewis' equalitarian vision -- 5. Piketty's narrative and the wealth tax -- 6. Can we "grow the middle class?" -- 7. Synthesis and extension -- 8. To each according to need -- 9. Civilizing the corporation -- 10. Planning from the bottom up -- Index
Control code
eep9781786431448
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (232 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781786431448
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Approaching equality : what can be done about wealth inequality?, Roger A. Mccain, (electronic book)
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contents: 1. Introduction : plan and scope of the book -- 2. The future of capitalism -- 3. Why be concerned? inequality and instability -- 4. Sir Arthur Lewis' equalitarian vision -- 5. Piketty's narrative and the wealth tax -- 6. Can we "grow the middle class?" -- 7. Synthesis and extension -- 8. To each according to need -- 9. Civilizing the corporation -- 10. Planning from the bottom up -- Index
Control code
eep9781786431448
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (232 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781786431448
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote

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