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The Resource Runaway inequality : an activist's guide to economic justice, Les Leopold

Runaway inequality : an activist's guide to economic justice, Les Leopold

Label
Runaway inequality : an activist's guide to economic justice
Title
Runaway inequality
Title remainder
an activist's guide to economic justice
Statement of responsibility
Les Leopold
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Runaway inequality is now America's most critical economic fact of life. In 1970, the ratio of pay between the top 100 CEOs and the average worker was 45 to 1. Today it is a shocking 829 to one! During that time a new economic philosophy set in that cut taxes, deregulated finance, and trimmed social spending. Those policies set in motion a process that greatly expanded the power of financial interests to accelerate inequality. But how exactly does that happen? Using easy-to-understand charts and graphs, Runaway Inequality explains the process by which corporation after corporation falls victim to systematic wealth extraction by banks, private equity firms, and hedge funds. It reveals how financial strip-mining puts enormous downward pressure on jobs, wages, benefits, and working conditions, while boosting the incomes of financial elites. But Runaway Inequality does more than make sense of our economic plight. It also shows why virtually all the key issues that we face--from climate change to the exploding prison population--are intimately connected to rising economic inequality. Most importantly, Runaway Inequality calls upon us to build a common movement to tackle the sources of increasing income and wealth inequality. As the author makes clear, the problem will not cure itself. It will take enormous energy and dedication to bring economic justice and fairness back to American society." --
Assigning source
Amazon.com
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leopold, Les
Dewey number
339.20973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • charts
Index
index present
LC call number
HC110.I5
LC item number
L45 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Income distribution
  • Equality
  • Wealth
  • United States
  • United States
  • Economic policy
  • Equality
  • Income distribution
  • Social policy
  • Wealth
  • United States
Label
Runaway inequality : an activist's guide to economic justice, Les Leopold
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
913304488
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
314 pages
Isbn
9780692436301
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2015035233
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, charts
System control number
(OCoLC)913304488
Label
Runaway inequality : an activist's guide to economic justice, Les Leopold
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
913304488
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
314 pages
Isbn
9780692436301
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2015035233
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, charts
System control number
(OCoLC)913304488

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