Tag Archives: wealth (extremes of)

Galbraith’s Economics of Innocent Fraud

A Synopsis of J. K. Galbraith’s final book: The Economics of Innocent Fraud: Truth for our Time       Late in life, at the end of his long career as an economic advisor to governments, as a Professor of … Continue reading

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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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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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