The Land of Too Much

American Abundance and the Paradox of Poverty

Author: Monica Prasad

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674067819

Category: Social Science

Page: 270

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Monica Prasad’s powerful demand-side hypothesis addresses three questions: Why does the United States have more poverty than any other developed country? Why did it experience an attack on state intervention in the 1980s, known today as the neoliberal revolution? And why did it recently suffer the greatest economic meltdown in seventy-five years?

Poverty and Power

The Problem of Structural Inequality

Author: Edward Royce

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442238097

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

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Poverty and Power asserts that American poverty is a structural problem resulting from failings in our social system rather than individual failings of the poor. Contrary to the popular belief that poverty results from individual deficiencies—that poor people lack intelligence, determination, or skills—author Edward Royce introduces students to the very real structural issues that stack the balance of power in the United States. The book introduces four systems that contribute to inequality in the U.S.—economic, political, cultural, and structural—then discusses ten institutional problems that make life difficult for the poor and contribute to the persistence of poverty. Throughout the book, the author compares individualistic and structural approaches to poverty to assess strengths and limitations of each view. The second edition of this provocative book has been revised throughout with new statistical information, as well as analysis of the recent recession, the Obama presidency, increasing political polarization, the rise of the Tea Party and appearance of the Occupy Movement, new anti-poverty movements, and more.

Making the Modern American Fiscal State

Law, Politics, and the Rise of Progressive Taxation, 1877-1929

Author: Ajay K. Mehrotra

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107043921

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

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Making the Modern American Fiscal State chronicles the rise of the US system of direct and progressive taxation.

The Economics of Thomas Robert Malthus

Author: Samuel Hollander

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802007902

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1053

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Hollander investigates the relation of Malthusian economics to that of the other great classicists - particularly Smith, Ricardo, J.B. Say, and the French physiocrats. He redefines our common perception of Malthus's method and character.


Author: Orkney Agricultural Discussion Society, Kirkwall

Publisher: N.A


Category: Agriculture

Page: N.A

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