European University Institute Library

Termites of the state, why complexity leads to inequality, Vito Tanzi

Summary
In Termites of the State, renowned public economist Vito Tanzi presents a sweeping account of the industrialized world's economic development during the 20th century to today. In the tradition of grand economic histories, Tanzi connects the biggest issues of the modern world including extreme gaps in income distribution; increasing complexity of government actions and regulations; and asymmetry of access to information and to political influence between the elite and the rest of society. Part one covers the growth of state intervention since the early 20th century - a time before income taxes, central banks or social welfare programs. Part two investigates how and why laws and regulations have expanded in industrialized economies. Part three, building from this foundation, explains the forces behind the precipitous rise in global inequality. With a talent for clear, non-technical writing, Tanzi has produced an important book that will be of interest to any instructor, student, or general reader of economics and public policy.--, Provided by publisher
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 447 pages), digital, PDF file(s).
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781108420938

Library Locations

  • Badia Fiesolana

    Via dei Roccettini 9, San Domenico di Fiesole, 50014, IT
    Borrow