The Great Divide: Unequal Societies And What We Can Do About Them

Category: Book
By (author): Stiglitz, Joseph E
Subject:  BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
  NON-FICTION / General
  POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Economic Policy
  POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Policy
Publisher: WW Norton
Published: April 2015
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 384
Size: 9.53in x 6.45in x 1.36in
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From The Publisher*A singular voice of reason in an era defined by bitter politics and economic uncertainty, Joseph E. Stiglitz has time and again diagnosed America's greatest economic challenges, from the Great Recession and its feeble recovery to the yawning gap between the rich and the poor. The Great Divide gathers his most provocative reflections to date on the subject of inequality. As Stiglitz ably argues, a healthy economy and a fairer democracy are within our grasp if we can put aside misguided interests and ideologies and abandon failed policies. Opening with the essay that gave the Occupy Movement its slogan, "We are the 99%," later essays in The Great Divide reveal equality of opportunity as a national myth, show that today's outsized inequality is a matter of choice, and explain reforms that would spur higher growth, more opportunity, and greater equality.
Review Quote*[Joseph Stiglitz] is an insanely great economist. - Paul Krugman (New York Times)
Biographical NoteJoseph E. Stiglitz is a Nobel Prize-winning economist and the best-selling author of The Price of Inequality, Freefall, and Globalization and Its Discontents. He is a columnist for the New York Times and Project Syndicate and has written for Vanity Fair, Politico, The Atlantic, and Harper's. He teaches at Columbia University and lives in New York City.