- Gebundene Ausgabe: 320 Seiten
- Verlag: The New Press (1. April 2014)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1595589236
- ISBN-13: 978-1595589231
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 3,2 x 14,6 x 21,6 cm
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Divided: The Perils of Our Growing Inequality (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 1. April 2014
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The cost of being middle class (mortgage, health and child care) rises more rapidly than wages and two family incomes means no back up when one of the incomes go badly, thus stifling upward mobility.
Stigitz argues that middle class spending is too weak to support the consumer spending that has historically driven our economy. (I have wondered for decades how the purchase of rubbish from slave labor foreign countries could drive our economy.) The weakness also holds back tax receipts, since we all know the rich will avoid payment whenever legally possible.
Unlike the essence of "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill, children of limited means are unlikely to live up to their potential. Without the benefits of middle class +, better education does not guarantee better income.
The children of upper echelon families enter better funded schools, for the most part, better prepared, as money will buy, than their less financially fortunate counterparts. For example, when in Indiana was the last time a poor student won the Lilly Scholarship?
The pay and working conditions of the service sector is often better than revolting. O’Brien’s section on health care for the underclass should be read by all…
The fact is, even without Johnston’s documentation, life is unfair, and this book fails to document the root cause of this social catastrophe. Churchill is alleged to have said that the best argument against democracy is a five minute discussion with a voter.
Do our marginalized citizens even vote or do they vote single issues such as Jesus, baby killing, guns, etc.?
The problems are here bared, but the solutions have not yet been applied.
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And you can take that all the way to the bank....
Johnston's thesis is encapsulated by three short words close to the beginning of his Introduction: "In choosing inequality ..." What makes this book so useful is that it locates the inequality that's been building for the past four decades in specific decisions made by specific people--not in "globalization," the technology revolution, or some other allegedly irresistible trend. He doesn't offer a laundry list of recommendations to eliminate inequality, although he and his contributors mention quite a few along the way. What he offers instead is something more valuable: the understanding that if one group of fantastically wealthy people can remake the US economic system to suit their desires, the rest of us can organize to take it back--or, more precisely, to move it forward into the next stage of the movement for economic equality and freedom. The absence, or extreme weakness, of countervailing forces in our society isn't something we just have to accept.
"Inequality" doesn't read like a collection of pieces, but like a book, a very lucid one that takes us systematically through the root causes and consequences of this trend. It makes clear that this isn't normal--either a "new" normal or any other kind.This message threads through the excellent contributions that include Elizabeth Warren on bloated executive pay and the crisis of the middle class, Edward Wolff on household wealth inequality, Moshe Adler on the biases toward inequality within mainstream economics itself, and Johnston on gender pay discrimination and the high cost of US health care.
I found this book an excellent corrective in a debate that's showing signs of drowning in numbers. Read it if you want to understand inequality at the grassroots rather than in the abstract.
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