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The Resource Rewriting the rules of the American economy : an agenda for growth and shared prosperity, Joseph E. Stiglitz with with Nell Abernathy, Adam Hersh, Susan Holmberg, and Mike Konczal

Rewriting the rules of the American economy : an agenda for growth and shared prosperity, Joseph E. Stiglitz with with Nell Abernathy, Adam Hersh, Susan Holmberg, and Mike Konczal

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Rewriting the rules of the American economy : an agenda for growth and shared prosperity
Title
Rewriting the rules of the American economy
Title remainder
an agenda for growth and shared prosperity
Statement of responsibility
Joseph E. Stiglitz with with Nell Abernathy, Adam Hersh, Susan Holmberg, and Mike Konczal
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The United States bills itself as the land of opportunity, a place where anyone can achieve success and a better life through hard work and determination. But the facts tell a different story--the U.S. today lags behind most other developed nations in measures of inequality and economic mobility. For decades, wages have stagnated for the majority of workers while economic gains have disproportionately gone to the top one percent. Education, housing, and health care--essential ingredients for individual success--are growing ever more expensive. Deeply rooted structural discrimination continues to hold down women and people of color, and more than one-fifth of all American children now live in poverty. These trends are on track to become even worse in the future. Some economists claim that today's bleak conditions are inevitable consequences of market outcomes, globalization, and technological progress. If we want greater equality, they argue, we have to sacrifice growth. This is simply not true. American inequality is the result of misguided structural rules that actually constrict economic growth. We have stripped away worker protections and family support systems, created a tax system that rewards short-term gains over long-term investment, offered a de facto public safety net to too-big-to-fail financial institutions, and chosen monetary and fiscal policies that promote wealth over full employment." --
Assigning source
Amazon.com
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
330.973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HC106.84
LC item number
.S75 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Rewriting the rules of the American economy : an agenda for growth and shared prosperity, Joseph E. Stiglitz with with Nell Abernathy, Adam Hersh, Susan Holmberg, and Mike Konczal
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Roosevelt Institute book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [191]-237)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- The current rules -- More market power, less competition -- The growth of the financial sector -- The "shareholder revolution", the rise of ceo pay, and the squeezing of workers -- Lower taxes for the wealthy -- The end of full-employment monetary policy -- The stifling of worker voice -- The sinking floor of labor standards -- Racial discrimination -- Rewriting the rules -- Taming the top -- Make markets competitive -- Fix the financial sector -- Incentivize long-term business growth -- Rebalance the tax and transfer system -- Growing the middle -- Make full employment the goal -- Empower workers -- Expand access to labor markets and opportunities for advancement -- Expand economic security and opportunity -- Conclusion -- Appendix: overview of recent inequality trends -- Acknowledgments -- Notes
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 237 pages
Isbn
9780393254051
Lccn
2015037496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn921167501
  • 1515716
  • (OCoLC)921167501
Label
Rewriting the rules of the American economy : an agenda for growth and shared prosperity, Joseph E. Stiglitz with with Nell Abernathy, Adam Hersh, Susan Holmberg, and Mike Konczal
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Roosevelt Institute book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [191]-237)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- The current rules -- More market power, less competition -- The growth of the financial sector -- The "shareholder revolution", the rise of ceo pay, and the squeezing of workers -- Lower taxes for the wealthy -- The end of full-employment monetary policy -- The stifling of worker voice -- The sinking floor of labor standards -- Racial discrimination -- Rewriting the rules -- Taming the top -- Make markets competitive -- Fix the financial sector -- Incentivize long-term business growth -- Rebalance the tax and transfer system -- Growing the middle -- Make full employment the goal -- Empower workers -- Expand access to labor markets and opportunities for advancement -- Expand economic security and opportunity -- Conclusion -- Appendix: overview of recent inequality trends -- Acknowledgments -- Notes
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 237 pages
Isbn
9780393254051
Lccn
2015037496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn921167501
  • 1515716
  • (OCoLC)921167501

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