The Upside of Inequality

The Upside of Inequality


  • Author : Edward Conard
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-09-13
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698409910


The Upside of Inequality Book Description :

The scourge of America’s economy isn't the success of the 1 percent—quite the opposite. The real problem is the government’s well-meaning but misguided attempt to reduce the payoffs for success. Four years ago, Edward Conard wrote a controversial bestseller, Unintended Consequences, which set the record straight on the financial crisis of 2008 and explained why U.S. growth was accelerating relative to other high-wage economies. He warned that loose monetary policy would produce neither growth nor inflation, that expansionary fiscal policy would have no lasting benefit on growth in the aftermath of the crisis, and that ill-advised attempts to rein in banking based on misplaced blame would slow an already weak recovery. Unfortunately, he was righ...

The Upside of Inequality

The Upside of Inequality


  • Author : Edward Conard
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781595231239


The Upside of Inequality Book Description :

The scourge of America's economy isn't the success of the 1 percent--quite the opposite. The real problem is the government's well-meaning but misguided attempt to reduce the payoffs for success. Four years ago, Edward Conard wrote a controversial bestseller, Unintended Consequences, which set the record straight on the financial crisis of 2008 and explained why U.S. growth was accelerating relative to other high-wage economies. He warned that loose monetary policy would produce neither growth nor inflation, that expansionary fiscal policy would have no lasting benefit on growth in the aftermath of the crisis, and that ill-advised attempts to rein in banking based on misplaced blame would slow an already weak recovery. Unfortunately, he was right. No...

Summary and Analysis of The Upside of Inequality  How Good Intentions Undermine the MIddle Class

Summary and Analysis of The Upside of Inequality How Good Intentions Undermine the MIddle Class


  • Author : Worth Books
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2017-04-04
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781504045957


Summary and Analysis of The Upside of Inequality How Good Intentions Undermine the MIddle Class Book Description :

Summary and Analysis of The Upside of Inequality: How Good Intentions Undermine the Middle Class Based on the Book by Edward Conard So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of The Upside of Inequality tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Edward Conard’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of The Upside of Inequality includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter overviews Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About The Upside of Inequality: How Good Intentions Undermine the Middle Class by Edward...

Unintended Consequences

Unintended Consequences


  • Author : Edward Conard
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-05-07
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101602584


Unintended Consequences Book Description :

In the aftermath of the Financial Crisis, many com­monly held beliefs have emerged to explain its cause. Conventional wisdom blames Wall Street and the mortgage industry for using low down pay­ments, teaser rates, and other predatory tactics to seduce unsuspecting home owners into assuming mortgages they couldn't afford. It blames average Americans for borrowing recklessly and spend­ing too much. And it blames the tax policies and deregulatory environment of the Reagan and Bush administrations for encouraging reckless risk taking by wealthy individuals and financial institutions. But according to Unintended Consequences, the conventional wisdom masks the real causes of our economic disruption and puts us at risk of facing a slew of unintended-and ...

Unbound

Unbound


  • Author : Heather Boushey
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674919310


Unbound Book Description :

Many fear that efforts to address inequality will undermine the economy as a whole. But the opposite is true: rising inequality has become a drag on growth and an impediment to market competition. Heather Boushey breaks down the problem and argues that we can preserve our nation's economic traditions while promoting shared economic growth....

The Upside of Down
Score: 4.5
From 5 Ratings

The Upside of Down


  • Author : Thomas Homer-Dixon
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2010-02-05
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307375872


The Upside of Down Book Description :

From the author of the #1 bestselling and Governor General’s Literary Award-winning The Ingenuity Gap – an essential addition to the bookshelf of every thinking person with a stake in our world and our civilization. This is a groundbreaking, essential book for our times. Thomas Homer-Dixon brings to bear his formidable understanding of the urgent problems that confront our world to clarify their scope and deep causes. The Upside of Down provides a vivid picture of the immense stresses that are simultaneously converging on our societies and threatening a breakdown that would profoundly shake civilization. It shows, too, how we can choose a better route into the future. With the immediacy that characterized his award-winning international bestselle...

Economics for People and the Planet

Economics for People and the Planet


  • Author : James Boyce
  • Publisher : Anthem Press
  • Release Date : 2019-01-16
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781783088768


Economics for People and the Planet Book Description :

Economics for People and the Planet, a collection of essays by James K. Boyce on the environment, inequality and the economy, argues that there is not an inexorable trade-off between advancing human well-being and having a clean and safe environment. The goal of economic policy should be to grow the good things that improve our well-being and environmental quality and reduce the bad things that harm humans and nature. To reorient the economy for these ends, we will need to achieve a more egalitarian distribution of wealth and power. Global climate change – the most pressing environmental challenge of our time – adds urgency to this task and creates historic opportunities for moving towards a greener future....

Equal Is Unfair
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

Equal Is Unfair


  • Author : Don Watkins
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2016-03-29
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250084453


Equal Is Unfair Book Description :

We’ve all heard that the American Dream is vanishing, and that the cause is rising income inequality. The rich are getting richer by rigging the system in their favor, leaving the rest of us to struggle just to keep our heads above water. To save the American Dream, we’re told that we need to fight inequality through tax hikes, wealth redistribution schemes, and a far higher minimum wage. But what if that narrative is wrong? What if the real threat to the American Dream isn’t rising income inequality—but an all-out war on success? In Equal is Unfair, a timely and thought-provoking work, Don Watkins and Yaron Brook reveal that almost everything we’ve been taught about inequality is wrong. You’ll discover: • why successful CEOs make so mu...

The New Geography of Global Income Inequality

The New Geography of Global Income Inequality


  • Author : Glenn Firebaugh
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-07
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0674036891


The New Geography of Global Income Inequality Book Description :

The surprising finding of this book is that, contrary to conventional wisdom, global income inequality is decreasing. Critics of globalization and others maintain that the spread of consumer capitalism is dramatically polarizing the worldwide distribution of income. But as the demographer Glenn Firebaugh carefully shows, income inequality for the world peaked in the late twentieth century and is now heading downward because of declining income inequality across nations. Furthermore, as income inequality declines across nations, it is rising within nations (though not as rapidly as it is declining across nations). Firebaugh claims that this historic transition represents a new geography of global income inequality in the twenty-first century. This boo...

Dream Hoarders
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Dream Hoarders


  • Author : Richard V. Reeves
  • Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
  • Release Date : 2018-05-08
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780815735496


Dream Hoarders Book Description :

Dream Hoarders sparked a national conversation on the dangerous separation between the upper middle class and everyone else. Now in paperback and newly updated for the age of Trump, Brookings Institution senior fellow Richard Reeves is continuing to challenge the class system in America. In America, everyone knows that the top 1 percent are the villains. The rest of us, the 99 percent—we are the good guys. Not so, argues Reeves. The real class divide is not between the upper class and the upper middle class: it is between the upper middle class and everyone else. The separation of the upper middle class from everyone else is both economic and social, and the practice of “opportunity hoarding”—gaining exclusive access to scarce resources—is ...