The New Gilded Age: The Critical Inequality Debates of Our Time

The New Gilded Age: The Critical Inequality Debates of Our Time

by David Grusky
     
 

ISBN-10: 0804759367

ISBN-13: 9780804759366

Pub. Date: 05/09/2012

Publisher: Stanford University Press

Income inequality is an increasingly pressing issue in the United States and around the world. This book explores five critical issues to introduce some of the key moral and empirical questions about income, gender, and racial inequality:

  • Do we have a moral obligation to eliminate poverty?
  • Is inequality a necessary evil that's the best way

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Overview

Income inequality is an increasingly pressing issue in the United States and around the world. This book explores five critical issues to introduce some of the key moral and empirical questions about income, gender, and racial inequality:

  • Do we have a moral obligation to eliminate poverty?
  • Is inequality a necessary evil that's the best way available to motivate economic action and increase total output?
  • Can we retain a meaningful democracy even when extreme inequality allows the rich to purchase political privilege?
  • Is the recent stalling out of long-term declines in gender inequality a historic reversal that presages a new gender order?
  • How are racial and ethnic inequalities likely to evolve as minority populations grow ever larger, as intermarriage increases, and as new forms of immigration unfold?

Leading public intellectuals debate these questions in a no-holds-barred exploration of our New Gilded Age.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804759366
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
05/09/2012
Series:
Studies in Social Inequality Series
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
948,192
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction: Poverty and Inequality in a New World David B. Grusky and Tamar Kricheli-Katz....................1
Rich and Poor in the World Community Peter Singer....................19
Global Needs and Special Relationships Richard W. Miller....................39
(Some) Inequality Is Good for You Richard B. Freeman....................63
Inequality and Economic Growth in Comparative Perspective Jonas Pontusson....................88
Rising Inequality and American Politics John Ferejohn....................115
Unequal Democracy in America: The Long View Jeff Manza....................131
A Human Capital Account of the Gender Pay Gap Solomon Polachek....................161
The Sources of the Gender Pay Gap Francine D. Blau....................189
A Dream Deferred: Toward the U.S. Racial Future Howard Winant....................211
Racial and Ethnic Diversity and Public Policy Mary C. Waters....................230
Notes....................247
Index....................287

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