The Inequality Crisis

The Facts and What We Can Do About It

Roger Brown

The Inequality Crisis

Roger Brown

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

224 pages | 5 3/4 x 8 1/2
Paper $22.00 ISBN: 9781447337584 Published November 2017 For sale in North and South America only
Economic inequality has at last taken center stage in political discourse, but little is said to explain or to offer solutions to it. Written by an award-winning academic and policy maker, The Inequality Crisis provides a comprehensive, evenhanded survey of all the available evidence. Fully up to date with the latest developments, from Brexit to Donald Trump’s election, this accessible, jargon-free introduction is international in scope and packed with eye-opening facts. In his closing chapters, Roger Brown evaluates whether current UK government policies will actually help reduce inequality and offers practical suggestions relevant the world over, including raising taxes on higher earners, implementing tougher action against tax dodgers, helping people on lower incomes to save, and reducing inequalities in education.
Contents
Foreword by Kate Pickett
Preface
List of acronyms
1 The meaning and extent of inequality
2 Inequality: for and against
3 Structural causes of rising inequality
4 Institutional causes of rising inequality
5 Tackling rising inequality through taxes, transfers and social expenditure
6 Tackling rising inequality through policy reform
7 Looking ahead
Suggestions for further reading
Notes
References
Index
 
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