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Author Noah, Timothy.

Title The great divergence : America's growing inequality crisis and what we can do about it / Timothy Noah ; illustrations by Catherine Mulbrandon.

Imprint New York, NY : Bloomsbury, 2012.


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 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  339.22 N661g 2012    ---  Available
Edition 1st U.S. ed.
Description 264 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-248) and index.
Contents Paradise lost -- Going up -- Usual suspects -- Teeming shores -- Kudoka and Joe College -- Offshore -- Unequal government -- The fall of Detroit -- Rise of the stinking rich -- Why it matters and what to do.
Summary The income gap in America has been blamed on everything from computers to immigration, but its causes and consequences call for a patient, non-partisan exploration. Noah explains not only how this "Great Divergence" has come about, but why it threatens American democracy--and most important, how we can begin to reverse it.
Subject Income distribution -- United States.
Wealth -- United States.
Poverty -- United States.
Equality -- United States.
United States -- Economic conditions.
United States -- Economic policy.
ISBN 9781608196333

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