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Do we need economic inequality?, Danny Dorling

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Do we need economic inequality?
Title
Do we need economic inequality?
Statement of responsibility
Danny Dorling
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Although economic inequality provokes widespread disquiet, its supposed necessity is rarely questioned. At best, a basic level of inequality is seen as a necessary evil. At worst, it is seen as insufficient to encourage aspiration, hard work and investment, a refrain sometimes used to advocate ever greater inequality. In this original new book, Danny Dorling critically analyses historical trends and contemporary assumptions in order to question the idea that inequality is an inevitability. What if, he asks, widespread economic inequality is actually just a passing phase, a feature of the capitalist transition from a settled rural way of life to our next highly urban steady-state? Is it really likely that we face a Blade Runner-style dystopian future divided between a tiny elite and an impoverished mass? Dorling shows how a stabilising population, changing gender relations and rising access to education make a more egalitarian alternative to this nightmare vision not only preferable, but realistic. This bold contribution to one of most significant debates of our time will be essential reading for anyone interested in our economic, social and political destiny.--
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Dorling, Daniel
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The future of capitalism series
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  • Equality
  • Economic development
  • Economic policy
Label
Do we need economic inequality?, Danny Dorling
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Publication
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bell curves -- A history of inequality -- Why argue for inequality? -- Who benefits from inequality? -- Where do the costs of inequality fall? -- What are the alternatives to inequality? -- When will the fall in inequality become clear? -- Reasons for optimism
Control code
ocn986523559
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
ix, 181 pages
Isbn
9781509516544
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)986523559
Label
Do we need economic inequality?, Danny Dorling
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bell curves -- A history of inequality -- Why argue for inequality? -- Who benefits from inequality? -- Where do the costs of inequality fall? -- What are the alternatives to inequality? -- When will the fall in inequality become clear? -- Reasons for optimism
Control code
ocn986523559
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
ix, 181 pages
Isbn
9781509516544
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)986523559

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