THE WINNER-TAKE-ALL SOCIETY: How More and More Americans Compete for Ever Fewer and Bigger Rewards, Encouraging Economic Waste, Growing Income Inequality, and an Impoverished Cultured Life

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An unsettling report from two economists on how new competitive forces are impacting Americans' social, business, and ethical lives. According to the Frank (Cornell Univ.; Passions Within Reason, 1988) and Cook (Duke Univ.), winner-take-all markets have two major characteristics: reward by relative rather than absolute performance and concentration of rewards in the hands of few top performers. In ... Read full review

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This book would make a fantastic 30 page essay. It covers very important ideas and backs them up with analysis and examples. But then it starts to repeat itself, and bring out too many examples without new ideas.

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