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The Resource Approaching equality : what can be done about wealth inequality?, Roger A. McCain

Approaching equality : what can be done about wealth inequality?, Roger A. McCain

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Approaching equality : what can be done about wealth inequality?
Title
Approaching equality
Title remainder
what can be done about wealth inequality?
Statement of responsibility
Roger A. McCain
Title variation
What can be done about wealth inequality?
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
By combining recent research (especially that of Piketty and his associates) with established ideas (particularly from Sir Arthur Lewis), Roger McCain proposes policies that, together, would aim to reverse the observed tendency towards the concentration of wealth in market economies, thus 'approach equality.' The shortcomings and dangers of rising wealth inequality are discussed, both from the point of view of increasing instability and of equalitarian values. Drawing on Marxist concepts of class, the book clarifies both the relation of wealth to income inequality and the causal link between wealth inequality and economic instability, exploring practical issues related to the proposed policies. The role of the 'middle class' and the causes of the failure of much of the population to save even for retirement are analyzed. The author goes on to examine the implications for programs of distribution according to need and the role of the corporation, and the possibility of a scheme of economic planning that would retain the known advantages of the market allocation of resources. With inequality still a rising issue for public policy, professionals and students studying policy economics will benefit from the analysis in this book and its tight focus on inequality of wealth, as will interested lay readers with a background in economics and an interest in inequality
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Cataloging source
YDX
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McCain, Roger A
Dewey number
339.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HB523
LC item number
.M33 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New directions in modern economics
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  • Distributive justice
  • Distribution (Economic theory)
  • Equality
  • Wealth
  • Distribution (Economic theory)
  • Distributive justice
  • Equality
  • Wealth
  • Einkommensverteilung
  • Vermögensverteilung
  • Soziale Ungleichheit
  • Vermögensverteilung
  • Einkommensverteilung
  • Verteilungsgerechtigkeit
  • Wirtschaftliche Instabilität
  • Mittelschicht
  • Economics
Label
Approaching equality : what can be done about wealth inequality?, Roger A. McCain
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-221) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
991237432
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
v, 224 pages
Isbn
9781786431431
Lccn
2016962556
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)991237432
Label
Approaching equality : what can be done about wealth inequality?, Roger A. McCain
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-221) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
991237432
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
v, 224 pages
Isbn
9781786431431
Lccn
2016962556
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)991237432

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