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Monday, February 20, 2012

99 to 1: How Wealth Inequality Is Wrecking the World

99to1Chuck Collins (Institute for Policy Studies), 99 to 1: How Wealth Inequality Is Wrecking the World and What We Can Do About It? (Berrett-Koehler Publishers (April 2, 2012)):

The focus of the worldwide Occupy protests is creating a world that works for 99% of people and businesses, not just the richest and most powerful 1%. But who are the 99%? Who are the 1%? How extensive and systemic is inequality in different areas of society? What are its causes and consequence? How is inequality changing in our world? And what can be done about it?

For many years Chuck Collins has been a top leader in studying, speaking about, and writing about these questions. In this book he brings together in one place, for the first time, information that has been widely scattered in many different articles, reports, and websites. He provides revealing and powerful information about inequality in all realms of today’s world, including individual wealth and power, corporate wealth and power, media control, political influence, and other areas. He then describes the functioning of the Wall Street Inequality Machine and describes how inequality wrecks everything we care about. And he tells how people and groups are pushing back against inequality and taking action to reduce inequality and create a world that works for the many and not just the few.

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Is this paid advertising? The quoted "abstract" appears to be the jacket blurb for the book without really saying anything. However, "Foreward by Barbara Ehrenreich" tells you all you need to know about the author's point of view.

Posted by: TexeEcon | Feb 20, 2012 7:35:48 AM

The book is based upon a premise that isn't true.

Media Myth Debunked: Income Inequality Is Actually Plummeting
"...according to this chart created by the nation's largest federation of trade unions the AFL-CIO, the difference between average CEO and average worker pay has been plummeting since the year 2000."

Posted by: Woody | Feb 20, 2012 8:08:33 PM