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Inequality and instability [electronic resource] : a study of the world economy just before the Great Crisis / James K. Galbraith.

By: Galbraith, James K.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2012Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 324 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780190261375 (ebook) :.Subject(s): Income distribution | Economic policy | Globalization -- Social aspects | Power (Social sciences) | Economic development -- Research | Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009Additional physical formats: Print version: No titleDDC classification: 339.2 Online resources: Oxford scholarship online Summary: James Galbraith demonstrates that finance is the driveshaft that links inequality to economic instability. The book challenges those, mainly on the right, who see mysterious forces of technology behind rising inequality. And it also challenges those, mainly on the left, who have placed the blame narrowly on trade and outsourcing. 'Inequality and Instability' presents straightforward evidence that the rise of inequality mirrors the stock market in the U.S. and the rise of finance and of free-market policies elsewhere.
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339.2 (Browse shelf) 134315 Not for loan 134315

Includes bibliographical references and index.

James Galbraith demonstrates that finance is the driveshaft that links inequality to economic instability. The book challenges those, mainly on the right, who see mysterious forces of technology behind rising inequality. And it also challenges those, mainly on the left, who have placed the blame narrowly on trade and outsourcing. 'Inequality and Instability' presents straightforward evidence that the rise of inequality mirrors the stock market in the U.S. and the rise of finance and of free-market policies elsewhere.

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