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Occupy the Future
     

Occupy the Future

by David Grusky
 

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ISBN-10: 0262018403

ISBN-13: 9780262018401

Pub. Date: 01/31/2013

Publisher: MIT Press

The Occupy Wall Street movement has ignited new questions about the relationship between democracy and equality in the United States. Are we also entering a moment in history in which the disjuncture between our principles and our institutions is cast into especially sharp relief? Do new developments—most notably the rise of extreme inequality—offer new

Overview

The Occupy Wall Street movement has ignited new questions about the relationship between democracy and equality in the United States. Are we also entering a moment in history in which the disjuncture between our principles and our institutions is cast into especially sharp relief? Do new developments—most notably the rise of extreme inequality—offer new threats to the realization of our most cherished principles? Can we build an open, democratic, and successful movement to realize our ideals? Occupy the Future offers informed and opinionated essays that address these questions. The writers—including Nobel Laureate in Economics Kenneth Arrow and bestselling authors Paul and Anne Ehrlich—lay out what our country's principles are, whether we're living up to them, and what can be done to bring our institutions into better alignment with them.

Contributers: David Grusky, Doug McAdam, Rob Reich, Erin Cumberworth, Debra Satz, Kenneth J. Arrow, Kim A. Weeden, Sean F. Reardon, Prudence L. Carter, Shelley J. Correll, Gary Segura, David D. Laitin, Cristobal Young, Charles Varner, Doug McAdam, Paul R. Ehrlich, Anne H. Ehrlich, Paul R. Ehrlich and Anne H. Ehrlich, Donald A. Barr, Michele Elam, Jennifer DeVere Brody, H. Samy Alim and David Palumbo-Liu.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262018401
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
01/31/2013
Series:
Boston Review Books
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
4.70(w) x 7.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Contents

Occupy the Future David B. Grusky Doug McAdam Rob Reich Debra Satz....................3
Economic Inequality in the United States: An Occupy-Inspired Primer David B. Grusky and Erin Cumberworth....................13
Ethics and Inequality Rob Reich and Debra Satz....................47
Increasing Income Inequality: Economics and Institutional Ethics Kenneth J. Arrow....................61
Why Is There So Much Poverty? David B. Grusky and Kim A. Weeden....................71
Education and Inequality Sean F. Reardon....................89
The Double Binds of Economic and Racial Inequality Prudence L. Carter....................99
Gender and Economic Inequality Shelley J. Correll....................111
Restarting History Gary Segura....................125
Political Remedies to Economic Inquality David D. Laitin....................137
State Millionaire Taxes Cristobal Young and Charles Varner....................155
The Politics of Occupy: Now and Looking Ahead Doug McAdam....................169
Capitalism Versus the Environment Paul R. Ehrlich and Anne H. Ehrlich....................183
The Rising Toll of Inequality on Health Care and Health Status Donald A. Barr....................195
Occupy Your Imagination Michele Elam and Jennifer DeVere Brody....................209
What if We Occupied Language? H. Samy Alim....................221
Thinking Big David Palumbo-Liu....................233
About the Contributors....................245
Notes....................255

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