Global Inequality: A New Approach for the Age of Globalization

Harvard University Press - It is to the credit of milanovic’s book that it brings out these dangers so clearly, along with the important global successes of the past few decades. Martin wolf, Financial Times. As you would expect from one of the world’s leading experts on this topic, Milanovic has added significantly to important recent works by Thomas Piketty, Anthony Atkinson and François Bourguignon…Ever-rising inequality looks a highly unlikely combination with any genuine democracy.

He also reveals who has been helped the most by globalization, who has been held back, and what policies might tilt the balance toward economic justice. The data milanovic provides offer a clearer picture of great economic puzzles, and his bold theorizing chips away at tired economic orthodoxies. The economist“milanovic has written an outstanding book…Informative, wide-ranging, scholarly, imaginative and commendably brief.

Global Inequality: A New Approach for the Age of Globalization - Winner of the bruno kreisky prize, karl renner instituta financial times best economics Book of the Year An Economist Best Book of the Year A Livemint Best Book of the Year One of the world’s leading economists of inequality, Branko Milanovic presents a bold new account of the dynamics that drive inequality on a global scale.

Drawing on vast data sets and cutting-edge research, he explains the benign and malign forces that make inequality rise and fall within and among nations.





The Great Convergence

Harvard University Press - From 1820 to 1990 the share of world income going to today’s wealthy nations soared from 20% to 70%. That share has recently plummeted. Richard baldwin shows how the combination of high tech with low wages propelled industrialization in developing nations, deindustrialization in developed nations, and a commodity supercycle that is petering out.





Inequality: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Oxford University Press - Inequality expert James K. Over the past thirty years, the issue of economic inequality has emerged from the backwaters of economics to claim center stage in the political discourse of America and beyond-a change prompted by a troubling fact: numerous measures of income inequality, especially in the United States in the last quarter of the twentieth century, have risen sharply in recent years.

Galbraith has compiled the latest economic research on inequality and explains his findings in a way that everyone can understand. What does "economic inequality" mean? how is it measured? why should we care? why did inequality rise in the United States? Is rising inequality an inevitable feature of capitalism? What should we do about it?Inequality: What Everyone Needs to Know takes up these questions and more in plain and clear language, bringing to life one of the great economic and political debates of our age.

Even so, exactly, many people remain confused about what, politicians and media persons mean when they discuss inequality. He offers a comprehensive introduction to the study of economic inequality, including its philosophical and theoretical origins, empirical measures and their advantages and disadvantages, competing modern theories of the causes and effects of rising inequality in the United States and worldwide, the variety of concepts in wide use, and a range of policy measures.

Inequality: What Everyone Needs to Know® - The topic of economic inequality is going to become only more important as we approach the 2016 presidential elections. This latest addition to the popular what Everyone Needs to Know series from Oxford University Press will tell you everything you need to know to make informed opinions on this significant issue.





Global Capitalism: Its Fall and Rise in the Twentieth Century

W. W. Norton & Company - Frieden's insightful history explores the golden age of globalization during the early years of the century, the divisions of the Cold War world, its swift collapse in the crises of 1914-45, and the turn again toward global integration at the end of the century. His history is full of character and event, as entertaining as it is enlightening.

. Then as now, many people considered globalization to be inevitable and irreversible. It is a result of policy decisions and the politics that shape them. Magisterial history. One of the most comprehensive histories of modern capitalism yet written. Michael hirsh, new york times book reviewIn 1900 international trade reached unprecedented levels and the world's economies were more open to one another than ever before.

Global Capitalism: Its Fall and Rise in the Twentieth Century - Yet the entire edifice collapsed in a few months in 1914. Globalization is a choice, not a fact. Jeffry A.





Inequality

Harvard University Press - Inequality and poverty have returned with a vengeance in recent decades. Anthony B. To reduce them, we need fresh ideas that move beyond taxes on the wealthy. Atkinson offers ambitious new policies in technology, social security, and taxation, sharing of capital, employment, and he defends them against the common arguments and excuses for inaction.





The Globalization Paradox: Democracy and the Future of the World Economy

W. W. Norton & Company - Critiques unalloyed globalization enthusiasts, taking aim at their desire to fully liberalize foreign trade ad capital movements. Foreign affairsin this eloquent challenge to the reigning wisdom on globalization, Dani Rodrik reminds us of the importance of the nation-state, arguing forcefully that when the social arrangements of democracies inevitably clash with the international demands of globalization, national priorities should take precedence.

. Combining history with insight, humor with good-natured critique, Rodrik’s case for a customizable globalization supported by a light frame of international rules shows the way to a balanced prosperity as we confront today’s global challenges in trade, finance, and labor markets. Cogent, well-written.





Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea

Oxford University Press - Through these actions private debt was rechristened as government debt while those responsible for generating it walked away scot free, placing the blame on the state, and the burden on the taxpayer. That burden now takes the form of a global turn to austerity, the policy of reducing domestic wages and prices to restore competitiveness and balance the budget.

First of all, it doesn't work. Selected as a financial times best book of 2013Governments today in both Europe and the United States have succeeded in casting government spending as reckless wastefulness that has made the economy worse. This view conveniently forgets where all that debt came from. The problem, according to political economist Mark Blyth, is that austerity is a very dangerous idea.

Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea - Austerity demolishes the conventional wisdom, marshaling an army of facts to demand that we austerity for what it is, and what it costs us. As blyth amply demonstrates, the arguments for austerity are tenuous and the evidence thin. In the worst case, austerity policies worsened the Great Depression and created the conditions for seizures of power by the forces responsible for the Second World War: the Nazis and the Japanese military establishment.

We are told that we have all lived beyond our means and now need to tighten our belts. Not from an orgy of government spending, recapitalizing, but as the direct result of bailing out, and adding liquidity to the broken banking system.





The Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future

W. W. Norton & Company - A forceful argument against America's vicious circle of growing inequality by the Nobel Prize–winning economist. America currently has the most inequality, and the least equality of opportunity, among the advanced countries. Along the way he examines the effect of inequality on our economy, our democracy, and our system of justice.

In this best-selling book, Nobel Prize–winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz exposes the efforts of well-heeled interests to compound their wealth in ways that have stifled true, dynamic capitalism. Stiglitz explains how inequality affects and is affected by every aspect of national policy, and with characteristic insight he offers a vision for a more just and prosperous future, supported by a concrete program to achieve that vision.

The Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future - While market forces play a role in this stark picture, politics has shaped those market forces.





The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality

Princeton University Press - Deaton takes an in-depth look at the historical and ongoing patterns behind the health and wealth of nations, and addresses what needs to be done to help those left behind. He also considers how economic growth in India and China has improved the lives of more than a billion people. People are healthier, wealthier, and live longer.

Deaton describes vast innovations and wrenching setbacks: the successes of antibiotics, and clean water on the one hand, vaccinations, pest control, and disastrous famines and the HIV/AIDS epidemic on the other. He examines the united States, a nation that has prospered but is today experiencing slower growth and increasing inequality.

Yet the escapes from destitution by so many has left gaping inequalities between people and nations. He suggests alternative efforts--including reforming incentives to drug companies and lifting trade restrictions--that will allow the developing world to bring about its own Great Escape. The world is a better place than it used to be.

The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality - In the great escape, beginning 250 years ago, some parts of the world experienced sustained progress, Angus Deaton--one of the foremost experts on economic development and on poverty--tells the remarkable story of how, opening up gaps and setting the stage for today's disproportionately unequal world.

Deaton argues that international aid has been ineffective and even harmful. Demonstrating how changes in health and living standards have transformed our lives, The Great Escape is a powerful guide to addressing the well-being of all nations.





After Piketty: The Agenda for Economics and Inequality

Harvard University Press - Are thomas piketty’s analyses of inequality on target? where should researchers go from here in exploring the ideas he pushed to the forefront of global conversation? In After Piketty, a cast of economists and other social scientists tackle these questions in dialogue with Piketty, in what is sure to be a much-debated book in its own right.





The Myth of Capitalism: Monopolies and the Death of Competition

Wiley - We have the illusion of choice, internet searches, we have only one or two companies, but for most critical decisions, social networks, mortgage title insurance, medical care, when it comes to high speed Internet, health insurance, or even consumer goods like toothpaste. The myth of capitalism is the story of industrial concentration, but it matters to everyone, because the stakes could not be higher.

The myth of capitalism tells the story of how America has gone from an open, competitive marketplace to an economy where a few very powerful companies dominate key industries that affect our daily lives. Digital monopolies like Google, Facebook and Amazon act as gatekeepers to the digital world. Amazon is capturing almost all online shopping dollars.

The Myth of Capitalism: Monopolies and the Death of Competition - It tackles the big questions of: why is the us becoming a more unequal society, why the number of start-ups has declined, why is economic growth anemic despite trillions of dollars of federal debt and money printing, and why are workers losing out. Every day, the average American transfers a little of their pay check to monopolists and oligopolists.

The solution is vigorous anti-trust enforcement to return America to a period where competition created higher economic growth, more jobs, higher wages and a level playing field for all.