The Great Inequality

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Routledge, 2016 - Business & Economics - 199 pages
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A growing inequality in income and wealth marks modern capitalism, and it negatively affects nearly every aspect of our lives, especially those of the working class. It is and will continue to be the central issue of politics in almost every nation on earth. In this book, the author explains inequality in clear, passionate, and intelligent prose: what it is, why it matters, how it affects us, what its underlying causes are, and what we might do about it. This book was written to encourage informed radical action by working people, the unemployed, and the poor, uniquely blending the author's own experiences with his ability to make complex issues comprehensible to a mass audience. This book will be excellent for courses in a variety of disciplines, and it will be useful to activists and the general reading public.

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Michael D. Yates is a writer, editor, and labor educator. He is currently associate editor of Monthly Review magazine and editorial director of Monthly Review Press. He served as professor of economics at University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown from 1969-2001 and adjunct professor of labor studies at UMass-Amherst from 1998-2014. He and his wife Karen Korenoski have been traveling the United States for the past fourteen years. These travels are recounted in his book Cheap Motels and a Hot Plate: an Economist's Travelogue.