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Economic Inequality and Policy Control in the United States

Authors: Stelzner, M.

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The income share of the top one percent of the population in the United States has increased from a little over nine percent of national income in the 1970s to 22.46 percent in 2012 a 144 percent increase. What is driving this astronomic growth in incomes for some? Is it possibly the result of non-meritorious forces? If so, how has this incredibly unequal development coexisted, and indeed worsened, in a political system based on equality? In Economic Inequality and Policy Control in the United States, Stelzner tackles each of these questions, and, in order to further develop understanding, Stelzner looks to the past and analyzes our experience with income inequality and the orientation of laws and institutions from the Gilded Age through the New and Fair Deal. He concludes that we have the tools to tackle inequality at present the same policies we used during the New and Fair Deal. However, in order to make change durable, we have to eliminate the undemocratic elements of our political system.

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Mark Stelzner is Assistant Professor of Economics at Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan. He earned his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA. Stelzner s primary research interests are income inequality, institutions, and the political underpinnings of the economic system.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Economic Inequality and Policy Control in the United States
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-38811-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137388117
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-38964-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-48248-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 108
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