The Age of Inequality

The Age of Inequality

The question of earnings - who earns what, and whether or not they are worth it - is very contentious.

Author: Stephen Machin

Publisher: Orion

ISBN: 0752811703

Category: Income distribution

Page: 256

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The question of earnings - who earns what, and whether or not they are worth it - is very contentious. Gulfs are widening between different groups: the rich and poor; the private and public sectors; worthwhile professions and occupations concerned solely with wealth extraction. Inequality is also growing within these groups: between a few mega-earning superstars as exemplified in the fat cats debate, and the mass of dispensable also-rans.
Categories: Income distribution

The Age of Inequality

The Age of Inequality

The stories behind the inequality crisis—a forty-year investigation by In These Times With heart-wrenching reporting and incisive analysis, In These Times magazine has charted a staggering rise in inequality and the fall of the American ...

Author: Jeremy Gantz

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781786631169

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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The stories behind the inequality crisis—a forty-year investigation by In These Times With heart-wrenching reporting and incisive analysis, In These Times magazine has charted a staggering rise in inequality and the fall of the American middle class. Here, in a selection from four decades of articles by investigative reporters and progressive thinkers, is the story of our age. It is a tale of shockingly successful corporate takeovers stretching from Reagan to Trump, but also of brave attempts to turn the tide, from the Seattle global justice protests to Occupy to the Fight for 15. Featuring contributions from Michelle Chen, Noam Chomsky, Tom Geoghegan, Juan González, David Moberg, Salim Muwakkil, Ralph Nader, Frances Fox Piven, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Slavoj Žižek, and many others, The Age of Inequality is the definitive account of a defining issue of our time.
Categories: Political Science

The Age of Increasing Inequality

The Age of Increasing Inequality

This book documents the dramatic and rapid growth in inequality. It identifies the causes. And it proposes meaningful steps to halt and reverse this dangerous trend.

Author: Lars Osberg

Publisher: James Lorimer & Company

ISBN: 9781459413139

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

View: 923

Canada is in a new era. For 35 years, the country has become vastly wealthier, but most people have not. For the top 1%, and even more forthe top 0.1%, the last 35 years have been a bonanza. Canadians know very well that there's a huge problem. It's expressed in resistance to tax increases, concerns over unaffordable housing, demands for higher minimum wages, and pressure for action on the lack of good full time jobs for new graduates. This book documents the dramatic and rapid growth in inequality. It identifies the causes. And it proposes meaningful steps to halt and reverse this dangerous trend. Lars Osberg looks separately at the top, middle and bottom of Canadian incomes. He provides new data which will surprise, even shock, many readers. He explains how trade deals have contributed to putting a lid on incomes for workers. The gradual decline of unions in the private sector has also been a factor. On the other end of the scale, he explains the growing high salaries for corporate executives, managers, and some fortunate professionals. Lars Osberg believes that increasing inequality is bad for the country, and its unfairness is toxic to public life. But there is nothing inevitable about this, and he points to innovative measures that would produce a fairer distribution of wealth among all Canadians.
Categories: Business & Economics

Global Inequality

Global Inequality

Winner of the Bruno Kreisky Prize, Karl Renner Institut A Financial Times Best Economics Book of the Year An Economist Best Book of the Year A Livemint Best Book of the Year One of the world’s leading economists of inequality, Branko ...

Author: Branko Milanovic

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674737136

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 299

View: 389

Winner of the Bruno Kreisky Prize, Karl Renner Institut A Financial Times Best Economics Book of the Year An Economist Best Book of the Year A Livemint Best Book of the Year One of the world’s leading economists of inequality, Branko Milanovic presents a bold new account of the dynamics that drive inequality on a global scale. Drawing on vast data sets and cutting-edge research, he explains the benign and malign forces that make inequality rise and fall within and among nations. He also reveals who has been helped the most by globalization, who has been held back, and what policies might tilt the balance toward economic justice. “The data [Milanovic] provides offer a clearer picture of great economic puzzles, and his bold theorizing chips away at tired economic orthodoxies.” —The Economist “Milanovic has written an outstanding book...Informative, wide-ranging, scholarly, imaginative and commendably brief. As you would expect from one of the world’s leading experts on this topic, Milanovic has added significantly to important recent works by Thomas Piketty, Anthony Atkinson and François Bourguignon...Ever-rising inequality looks a highly unlikely combination with any genuine democracy. It is to the credit of Milanovic’s book that it brings out these dangers so clearly, along with the important global successes of the past few decades. —Martin Wolf, Financial Times
Categories: Business & Economics

The American Class Structure in an Age of Growing Inequality

The American Class Structure in an Age of Growing Inequality

These dual trends also support the distinction , introduced in Chapter 1 and
employed in this chapter , between the Age of Shared Prosperity ( 1946 to 1975 )
and the current Age of Growing Inequality ( 1975 – ) . Although the transition to
the ...

Author: Dennis L. Gilbert

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: UOM:39015055865995

Category: Equality

Page: 332

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This text presents the reader with a synthesis of the most pertinent social science research on class structure in the United States. The book draws an organizing framework from classical theory and singles out the most essential empirical studies on social stratification in contemporary America for detailed examination.
Categories: Equality

Going Nowhere Fast

Going Nowhere Fast

Going Nowhere Fast brings together a decade of research to examine this uneven development in Cambodia, making a case for inequality as a 'total social fact' rather than an economic phenomenon, in which stories, stigma, obligation and ...

Author: Sabina Lawreniuk

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192603289

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

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Rising levels of global inequality and migrant flows are both critical global challenges. Set within the Southeast Asian nation of Cambodia, Going Nowhere Fast sets out to answer a question of global importance: how does inequality persist in our increasingly mobile world? Inequality is often referred to as the greatest threat to democracy, society, and economy, and yet opportunity has apparently never been more accessible. Long and short distance transport - from motorbikes to aeroplanes - are available to more people than ever before and telecommunications have transformed our lives, ushering in an era of translocality in which the behaviour of people and communities is influenced from hundreds or even thousands of miles apart. Yet amidst these complex flows of people, ideas, and capital, persistent inequality cuts a jarringly static figure. Going Nowhere Fast brings together a decade of research to examine this uneven development in Cambodia, making a case for inequality as a 'total social fact' rather than an economic phenomenon, in which stories, stigma, obligation and assets combine to lock social structures in place. Going Nowhere Fast: Inequality in the Age of Translocality speaks from an in-depth perspective to an issue of global relevance: how inequality persists in our hypermobile world. Focusing on pressing issues in Cambodia that resonate beyond, it investigates how human movement within and across the nation's borders are intertwined with societal threats and challenges, including of precarious labour and agricultural livelihoods; climate and environmental change; the phenomenon of land grabbing; and the rise of popular nationalism.
Categories: Business & Economics

Inequality in an Age of Decline

Inequality in an Age of Decline

economic system and the equality associated with political democracy and the
extension of citizenship , then , convergence theo rists argue , the forces of
inequality are clearly in retreat . “ [ I ] t may be , ” Marshall concluded , “ that the ...

Author: Paul Blumberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195029674

Category: Economic history

Page: 290

View: 375

Discusses the causes and social consequences of our national economic decline as the social dream of perpetual upward mobility is abandoned, and Americans enter an age of declining opportunity and supremacy
Categories: Economic history

Revolution and the Rebirth of Inequality

Revolution and the Rebirth of Inequality

(for Indians) ED = –0.139AGE + .505 FED + .0452 FS + 784 (R2 = .46) These
estimates are based on the figures given in table 6.4A and refer to the
prerevolutionary cohorts in the head of household survey (N = 245 for Spanish
and 368 for ...

Author: Johathan Kelley

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780520328228

Category:

Page: 298

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This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1981.
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Tide Tables

Tide Tables

The time after the moon's quadratures is also the age of the phase inequality.
Perogean range (Pn) is the greatest periodic semidaily range of tide occurring
usually from one to three days after the moon is in perigee. The time after the
moon's ...

Author: U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015073484787

Category: Tides

Page:

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Categories: Tides

Tide Tables United States and Foreign Ports

Tide Tables  United States and Foreign Ports

The time after the moon's quadratures is also the age of the phase inequality .
Prrigean range ( Pn ) is the greatest periodie semidaily range of tide occurring
usually from one to three days after the moon is in perigee . The time after the
moon's ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435062865043

Category: Tides

Page:

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Vol. for 1922 includes Data on currents.
Categories: Tides

Annual Report of the Director

Annual Report of the Director

Since successive transits of the moon occur on an average 12h 25m apart , the
age can be approximately expressed by ... The amount by which these effects
follow their respective causes may be called the age of the parallax inequality .

Author: U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:C2659663

Category: Geodesy

Page:

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Categories: Geodesy

Billionaires Ball

Billionaires  Ball

Looks at the dangers of unbalanced income distribution, and shows how United States claims the most billionaires but suffers from high rates of infant mortality and crime, short life expectancy, and low rates of social mobility.

Author: Linda McQuaig

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780807003398

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 268

View: 952

Looks at the dangers of unbalanced income distribution, and shows how United States claims the most billionaires but suffers from high rates of infant mortality and crime, short life expectancy, and low rates of social mobility.
Categories: Business & Economics

A Treatise on the Law of Obligations Or Contracts

A Treatise on the Law of Obligations  Or Contracts

V. Of Inequality in the case of Minors . [ 40 ] Every thing which has been said
respecting inequality applies to persons of full age . Minors are admitted to
restitution not only against any excessive inequality , but against any inequality
whatever ...

Author: Robert Joseph Pothier

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:35112105189593

Category: Contracts

Page:

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Categories: Contracts

Social Inequality in a Global Age

Social Inequality in a Global Age

As it explores each dimension of inequality, the text analyzes the relationship between changing global power structures and growing inequalities within societies .

Author: Scott Sernau

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781544309309

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

View: 241

Social Inequality in a Global Age provides a sociological framework for analyzing inequality within the United States in the context of global stratification and a rapidly changing world economy. With insightful analysis, and using examples drawn straight from today′s headlines, Scott Sernau explores the multiple dimensions of inequality—class privilege, race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, status and power—and how they intersect with each other. As it explores each dimension of inequality, the text analyzes the relationship between changing global power structures and growing inequalities within societies . Throughout, a focus on social action and community engagement encourages students to become involved, active learners in the classroom and engaged citizens in their communities.
Categories: Social Science

The Insanity of Genius and the General Inequality of Human Faculty

The Insanity of Genius and the General Inequality of Human Faculty

Before the age of fifty physical weakness unfitted Mrs. Siddons for acting , but she
lived to an advanced age , and died of erysipelas . In her family consumption
appeared , two of her children dying of that complaint . John Philip Kemble , the ...

Author: John Ferguson Nisbet

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015076904138

Category: Genius

Page: 341

View: 522

Categories: Genius

The Taming of Inequality in Retirement

The Taming of Inequality in Retirement

The lower age limit at 68 was chosen in order to make sure that the data were not
too much " contaminated ” by income changes triggered by the transition from
work to retirement . 306 In Denmark , old age pensions can be drawn from the
age ...

Author: Axel West Pedersen

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924091725345

Category: Aging

Page: 472

View: 226

Categories: Aging

The Age of Dualization

The Age of Dualization

A landmark publication, this volume is geared for faculty and graduate students of economics, political science, social policy, and sociology, as well as policymakers concerned with increasing inequality in a period of deep economic and ...

Author: Patrick Emmenegger

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 9780199797899

Category: Political Science

Page: 338

View: 416

Poverty, increased inequality, and social exclusion are back on the political agenda in Western Europe, not only as a consequence of the Great Recession of 2008, but also because of a seemingly structural trend towards increased inequality in advanced industrial societies that has persisted since the 1970s. How can we explain this increase in inequalities? Policies in labor markets, social policy, and political representation are strongly linked in the creation, widening, and deepening of insider-outsider divides--a process known as dualization. While it is certainly not the only driver of increasing inequality, the encompassing nature of its development across multiple domains makes dualization one of the most important current trends affecting developed societies. However, the extent and forms of dualization vary greatly across countries. The comparative perspective of this book provides insights into why Nordic countries witness lower levels of insider-outsider divides, whereas in continental, liberal and southern welfare states, they are more likely to constitute a core characteristic of the political economy. Most importantly, the comparisons presented in this book point to the crucial importance of politics and political choice in driving and shaping the social outcomes of deindustrialization. While increased structural labor market divides can be found across all countries, governments have a strong responsibility in shaping the distributive consequences of these labor market changes. Insider-outsider divides are not a straightforward consequence of deindustrialization, but rather the result of political choice. A landmark publication, this volume is geared for faculty and graduate students of economics, political science, social policy, and sociology, as well as policymakers concerned with increasing inequality in a period of deep economic and social crisis.
Categories: Political Science

Inequality and Poverty in China in the Age of Globalization

Inequality and Poverty in China in the Age of Globalization

China's explosive economic growth since 1988 has not resulted in an equal increase of income among all Chinese citizens.

Author: Azizur Rahman Khan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195350418

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

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China's explosive economic growth since 1988 has not resulted in an equal increase of income among all Chinese citizens. The authors explore a range of reasons for the disparity and base their conclusions on strong empirical evidence--especially the 1996 survey conducted by the State Statistical Bureau.
Categories: Business & Economics

Age And Inequality

Age And Inequality

Across all advanced societies, the inequalities observed in older populations stem from structural and individual processes that differentiate the life courses of women and men and yield distinctive patterns of economic inequality in ...

Author: Angela O'rand

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429982071

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

View: 404

In the United States, older populations exhibit the highest levels of economic inequality of all age groups. Across all advanced societies, the inequalities observed in older populations stem from structural and individual processes that differentiate the life courses of women and men and yield distinctive patterns of economic inequality in adulthood and old age.Age and Inequality examines the structural and individual bases of inequality and aging in the United States, especially in recent decades. The interplay of the employment system with public and private social insurance systems operates to structure the shapes of work careers and the patterns of exit from these careers in late adulthood and old age.Gender inequality across the life course is an important element of age inequality. Labor market structure, state policies, and life course factors such as fertility and the division of household labor systematically differentiate men's and women's work careers.Aging and retirement in the twenty-first century raise concerns regarding public welfare and market policies affecting labor exits and income support systems over the next half century. Angela O'Rand and John Henretta consider the implications of the changing workplace and changing public policies for women and men.
Categories: Social Science

Downhill from Here

Downhill from Here

Other countries are confronting similar demographic challenges, yet they have not abandoned their social contract with seniors. Downhill From Here makes it clear that America, too, can—and must—do better.

Author: Katherine S. Newman

Publisher: Metropolitan Books

ISBN: 9781250119476

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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A sharp examination of the looming financial catastrophe of retirement in America. As millions of Baby Boomers reach their golden years, the state of retirement in America is little short of a disaster. Nearly half the households with people aged 55 and older have no retirement savings at all. The real estate crash wiped out much of the home equity that millions were counting on to support their retirement. And the typical Social Security check covers less than 40% of pre-retirement wages—a number projected to drop to under 28% within two decades. Old-age poverty, a problem we thought was solved by the New Deal, is poised for a resurgence. With dramatic statistics and vivid portraits, acclaimed sociologist Katherine S. Newman shows that the American retirement crisis touches us all, cutting across class lines and generational divides. White-collar managers have seen retirement benefits vanish; Teamsters have had their pensions cut in half; bankrupt cities like Detroit have walked away from their commitments to municipal workers. And for Generation X, the prospects are even worse: a fifth of them expect to never be able to retire. Only the vaunted “one percent” can face retirement without fear. Other countries are confronting similar demographic challenges, yet they have not abandoned their social contract with seniors. Downhill From Here makes it clear that America, too, can—and must—do better.
Categories: Social Science