The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them

The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them


In the face of emerging inequality in the US, Joseph E. Stiglitz charts a course towards actual restoration and a extra equivalent society.

a unique voice of cause in an period outlined through sour politics and financial uncertainty, Joseph E. Stiglitz has again and again clinically determined America’s maximum monetary demanding situations, from the nice Recession and its feeble restoration to the yawning hole among the wealthy and the negative. The nice Divide gathers his such a lot provocative reflections thus far as regards to inequality. As Stiglitz ably argues, a fit economic climate and a fairer democracy are inside our grab if we will be able to set aside inaccurate pursuits and ideologies and abandon failed regulations. beginning with the essay that gave the Occupy flow its slogan, “We are the 99%,” later essays in The nice Divide show equality of chance as a countrywide fantasy, exhibit that today’s oversized inequality is an issue of selection, and clarify reforms that may spur larger development, extra chance, and larger equality.

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