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Inequality and instability [electronic resource] : a study of the world economy just before the great crisis / James K. Galbraith.

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Author/Creator:
Galbraith, James K.
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication:
New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (339 p.)
Subjects:
Income distribution.
Economic policy.
Globalization -- Social aspects.
Power (Social sciences).
Economic development -- Research.
Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
As Wall Street rose to dominate the U.S. economy, income and pay inequalities in America came to dance to the tune of the credit cycle. As the reach of financial markets extended across the globe, interest rates, debt, and debt crises became the dominant forces driving the rise of economic inequality almost everywhere. Thus the ""super-bubble"" that investor George Soros identified in rich countries for the two decades after 1980 was a super-crisis for the 99 percent-not just in the U.S. but the entire world.Inequality and Instability demonstrates that finance is the driveshaft that links ineq
Contents:
The physics and ethics of inequality
The need for new inequality measures
Pay inequality and world development
Estimating the inequality of household incomes
Economic inequality and political regimes
The geography of inequality in America, 1969 to 2007
State-level income inequality and American elections
Inequality and unemployment in Europe : a question of levels
European wages and the flexibility thesis
Globalization and inequality in China
Finance and power in Argentina and Brazil
Inequality in Cuba after the Soviet collapse
Economic inequality and the world crisis.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
0-19-026137-4
1-280-59404-7
9786613623874
0-19-985566-8
OCLC:
780445037
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