Unjust Deserts: How the Rich Are Taking Our Common Inheritance and Why We Should Take It Back

Unjust Deserts: How the Rich Are Taking Our Common Inheritance and Why We Should Take It Back

by Gar Alperovitz, Lew Daly

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781595584861
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 12/08/2009
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

Part I The Fruits of Knowledge

1 Knowledge and Economic Growth 19

2 Deep Knowledge and External Memory 39

3 How Does Technological Progress Occur? 57

4 Public Foundations of Private Wealth 75

Part II Just Deserts

Introduction to Part II 95

5 Unearned Income 98

6 Unearned Income Extended 109

7 Toward a More Encompassing Theory 126

Conclusion: Earned and Unearned in the Era of the Knowledge Economy 140

A Note on the Philosophical Argument 153

Notes 179

Index 221

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