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A republic of equals : a manifesto for a just society, Jonathan Rothwell

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A republic of equals : a manifesto for a just society
Title
A republic of equals
Title remainder
a manifesto for a just society
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Rothwell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Political equality is the most basic tenet of democracy. Yet in America and other democratic nations, those with political power have special access to markets and public services. A Republic of Equals traces the massive income inequality observed in the United States and other rich democracies to politicized markets and avoidable gaps in opportunity-and explains why they are the root cause of what ails democracy today. In this provocative book, economist Jonathan Rothwell draws on the latest empirical evidence from across the social sciences to demonstrate how rich democracies have allowed racial politics and the interests of those at the top to subordinate justice. He looks at the rise of nationalism in Europe and the United States, revealing how this trend overlaps with racial prejudice and is related to mounting frustration with a political status quo that thrives on income inequality and inefficient markets. But economic differences are by no means inevitable. Differences in group status by race and ethnicity are dynamic and have reversed themselves across continents and within countries. Inequalities persist between races in the United States because Black Americans are denied equal access to markets and public services. Meanwhile, elite professional associations carve out privileged market status for their members, leading to compensation in excess of their skills. A Republic of Equals provides a bold new perspective on how to foster greater political and social equality, while moving societies closer to what a true republic should be. --
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1980-
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Rothwell, Jonathan Townsend
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Equality
  • Distribution (Economic theory)
  • Income distribution
  • Justice
Target audience
adult
Label
A republic of equals : a manifesto for a just society, Jonathan Rothwell
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (317-367) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Unequal access to the buying and selling of professional services
  • Creating a just society
  • Behind the discontent
  • The natural foundations of a just society
  • Merit-based egalitarianism
  • The importance of equal access to public goods and markets
  • Unequal access to education
  • The historical contingencies of group differences in skills
  • Unequal access to housing markets
  • How unequal access to housing perpetuates group inequality and injustice
Control code
on1099686134
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 379 pages
Isbn
9780691183763
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1099686134
Label
A republic of equals : a manifesto for a just society, Jonathan Rothwell
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (317-367) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Unequal access to the buying and selling of professional services
  • Creating a just society
  • Behind the discontent
  • The natural foundations of a just society
  • Merit-based egalitarianism
  • The importance of equal access to public goods and markets
  • Unequal access to education
  • The historical contingencies of group differences in skills
  • Unequal access to housing markets
  • How unequal access to housing perpetuates group inequality and injustice
Control code
on1099686134
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 379 pages
Isbn
9780691183763
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1099686134

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