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Joseph Stiglitz (2012) The Price of Inequality

 A Synopsis of the book: The Price of Inequality (2012)  by Joseph Stiglitz       INCREASES IN POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC INSTABILITY:             THEIR LINKS TO INEQUALITY      In 1887 England’s Lord Acton wrote: “power tends to … Continue reading

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The Spirit Level and its Critics

 “THE SPIRIT LEVEL” AND ITS CRITICS    Extremes of financial inequality, their possible sources and their potential dangers, have lately become the focus of an increasing number of books and articles. This has been particularly true since the western financial … Continue reading

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Pleonexia and Human Nature

WHEN ENOUGH ISN’T ENOUGH: PLEONEXIA AND HUMAN NATURE   “Money is just a way of keeping score.” H.L. Hunt       Pleonexia is an ancient Greek word referring to a very old human problem. The word describes an obsessive desire … Continue reading

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Wilkinson & Pickett (2009) The Spirit Level

                    A Synopsis of the book:  The Spirit Level (2009)                           by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett INEQUALITY: THE PRIME SUSPECT … Continue reading

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McQuaig & Brooks (2010) The Trouble With Billionaires

A Synopsis of the book:  The Trouble With Billionaires by Linda McQuaig and Neil Brooks (2010) SOCIETIES IN AND OUT OF BALANCE: EFFECTIVE SHARING OF WEALTH AND POWER     A careful balance between private and public access to “property” … Continue reading

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