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The Resource Inequality : what can be done?, Anthony B. Atkinson

Inequality : what can be done?, Anthony B. Atkinson

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Inequality : what can be done?
Title
Inequality
Title remainder
what can be done?
Statement of responsibility
Anthony B. Atkinson
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Inequality is one of our most urgent social problems. Curbed in the decades after World War II, it has recently returned with a vengeance. We all know the scale of the problem<U+0127> �talk about the 99% and the 1% is entrenched in public debate but there has been little discussion of what we can do but despair. According to the distinguished economist Anthony Atkinson, however, we can do much more than skeptics imagine. Atkinson has long been at the forefront of research on inequality, and brings his theoretical and practical experience to bear on its diverse problems. He presents a comprehensive set of policies that could bring about a genuine shift in the distribution of income in developed countries. The problem, Atkinson shows, is not simply that the rich are getting richer. We are also failing to tackle poverty, and the economy is rapidly changing to leave the majority of people behind. To reduce inequality, we have to go beyond placing new taxes on the wealthy to fund existing programs. We need fresh ideas. Atkinson thus recommends ambitious new policies in five areas: technology, employment, social security, the sharing of capital, and taxation. He defends these against the common arguments and excuses for inaction: that intervention will shrink the economy, that globalization makes action impossible, and that new policies cannot be afforded. More than just a program for change, Atkinson's book is a voice of hope and informed optimism about the possibilities for political action.--
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1944-2017
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Atkinson, A. B.
Dewey number
332.041
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Income distribution
  • Poverty
  • Equality
  • Welfare economics
Label
Inequality : what can be done?, Anthony B. Atkinson
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https://eui.ent.sirsidynix.net.uk/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:393695/one
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Social security for all
  • Proposals to reduce the extent of inequality
  • Shrinking the cake?
  • Globalisation prevents action?
  • Can we afford it?
  • Setting the scene
  • Learning from history
  • The economics of inequality
  • A summing-up so far
  • Technological change and countervailing power
  • Employment and pay in the future
  • Capital shared
  • Progressive taxation
Control code
FIEb17697955
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 384 pages
Isbn
9780674504769
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)893709398
Label
Inequality : what can be done?, Anthony B. Atkinson
Link
https://eui.ent.sirsidynix.net.uk/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:393695/one
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Social security for all
  • Proposals to reduce the extent of inequality
  • Shrinking the cake?
  • Globalisation prevents action?
  • Can we afford it?
  • Setting the scene
  • Learning from history
  • The economics of inequality
  • A summing-up so far
  • Technological change and countervailing power
  • Employment and pay in the future
  • Capital shared
  • Progressive taxation
Control code
FIEb17697955
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 384 pages
Isbn
9780674504769
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)893709398

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