The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them
The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them by Audible Studios at Spring Brook Audio. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. How has America become the most unequal advanced country in the world, and what can we do about it?
In The Great Divide, Joseph E. Stiglitz expands
How has America become the most unequal advanced country in the world, and what can we do about it?
In The Great Divide, Joseph E. Stiglitz expands on the diagnosis he offered in his best-selling book The Price of Inequality and suggests ways to counter America's growing problem. With his signature blend of clarity and passion, Stiglitz argues that inequality is a choice - the cumulative result of unjust policies and misguided priorities.
Gathering his writings for popular outlets including Vanity Fair and The New York Times, Stiglitz exposes in full America's inequality: its dimensions, its causes, and its consequences for the nation and for the world. From the Reagan era to the Great Recession and its long aftermath, Stiglitz delves into the irresponsible policies - deregulation, tax cuts, and tax breaks for the 1 percent - that are leaving many Americans further and further behind and turning the American dream into an ever more unachievable myth. With formidable yet accessible economic insight, he urges us to embrace real solutions: increasing taxes on corporations and the wealthy; offering more help to the children of the poor; investing in education, science, and infrastructure; helping out homeowners instead of banks; and, most importantly, doing more to restore the economy to full employment. Stiglitz also draws lessons from Scandinavia, Singapore, and Japan, and he argues against the tide of unnecessary, destructive austerity that is sweeping across Europe.
Ultimately, Stiglitz believes, our choice is not between growth and fairness; with the right policies, we can choose both. His complaint is not so much about capitalism as such but how 21st-century capitalism has been perverted. His is a call to confront America's economic inequality as the political and moral issue that it is.
Have questions about this item, or would like to inquire about a custom or bulk order?
If you have any questions about this product by Audible Studios, contact us by completing and submitting the form below. If you are looking for a specif part number, please include it with your message.
Related Best Sellers
By University Press Audiobooks
How did the greenback achieve planetary dominance a mere century and a half after President Lincoln issued the first currency backed only by the credit - and credibility - of the federal government?
In Greenback Planet, acclaimed historian H. W. Bra...
By Wesley Middleton
vi·o·lent lead·er·ship, n.
A style of leadership identified by a passionate, innovative, active, and disruptive pursuit of success.
Goals and success do not just happen. Achievement takes planning, action, risk, and disruption - in other words,...
By Gildan Media, LLC
Forget the G-7 and the G-20; we are entering a leaderless "G- Zero" era- with profound implications for every country and corporation. The world power structure is facing a vacuum at the top. With the unifying urgency of the financial crisis behind u...
By Effective Learning Systems
ean: 9781558480209, isbn: 155848020X,
A powerful and soothing way to communicate with your inner mind to attract more money, this subliminal cassette contains audible verbal messages on one side and the same messages under the sound of soothing music on the other. Available now....
By Hachete Audio
During the 2008 presidential campaign over 4,000 students gathered at the University of Michigan to hear Republican Party candidate Ron Paul speak. As he began to address the topics of monetary policy and the coming depression, a chant came from the ...
By Audible Studios
The dire economic situation we find ourselves in is not a result of economic forces alone, but of the policies pursued, and not pursued, by world leaders. In this collection of his recent writings on the global financial situation, George Soros prese...
By Audible Studios
Lombard Street by Walter Bagehot is a description of the money market, published in 1873. Bagehot was one of the first writers to describe and explain the world of international and corporate finance, banking, and money in understandable language. Th...
Get a handle on the digital currency revolution and learn how to get onboard
The Bitcoin Big Bang is a guide to navigating the uncharted territory of digital currency. Written by CNBC contributor Brian Kelly, this book goes beyond Bitcoin 101 to ex...
By Matthew Connor
2nd Edition - Updated for 2018!
Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies, Ethereum, ICO Blockchain: Over the last 12 months, you may have heard of these words all over the news, the Internet, Facebook, and advertisements, etc.
Cryptocurrencies are proving that they...
By Tantor Media
ean: 9781400146543, isbn: 1400146542,
Financial expert Eric Janszen shows how government and business can work together to secure our economic future.debt-driven economy. Insurance. Real estate. currency. Finance. ...