What Do We Do About Inequality?

inequalityHere’s a new book that’s just been published by the Journal Review Foundation (which also publishes Business Ethics Highlights).

The book, edited by Chris Oestereich, is called What Do We Do About Inequality?. It’s available now in Kindle format via Amazon. It’s a collection of essays by a diverse range of authors. It’s a great read for anyone with a general interest in the topic, and would also make a nice reader for a college or university course.

Here’s the Table of Contents, just to give you a sense of the book’s scope.


EDITOR’S NOTE 1
THE BLIND MEN AND THE ELEPHANT 7
PREFACE 10
INTRODUCTION 1
1. TO ADDRESS INEQUALITY, THINK GLOBAL | Dylan Matthews 22
2. THE IDEOLOGICAL STRAITJACKET | Sean McElwee 31
3. WHAT DOES EQUIPOTENTIALITY BRING TO THE TABLE IN TERMS OF EQUALITY? | Michel Bauwens 51
4. INEQUALITY, UNCOUNTED | Alex Cobham 55
5. THE INEFFICIENCY OF INEQUALITY | Daniel Altman 64
6. IS CAPITALISM UNFAIR? | Chris MacDonald 69
7. THE PROBLEM OF INEQUALITY | Kevin Carson 76
8. TOWARDS RENOUNCING PERSONAL PRIVATIZATION | Nicholas Archer 85
9. THE INEQUALITY OF WILDNESS AND THE NECESSITY OF WILDNESS FOR EQUALITY | Megan Hollingsworth 93
10. THE STICKINESS OF INJUSTICE | Jennifer Reft 98
11. NOBLE FICTIONS AND SACRED TEXTS | Paul Fidalgo 108
12. THE VOICES THAT ARE NOT YOUR OWN: MAINTAINING CHOICE IN THE AGE OF THE ALGORITHM | John C. Havens 120
13. THE EMPATHY DEFICIT: WHY THE INEQUALITY CRISIS IS ALSO A CRISIS OF EMPATHY | Robin Cangie 130
14. BILLIONAIRES WITH DRONES: FROM OLIGARCHY TO NEOMEDIEVALISM | Frank A. Pasquale 141
15. WHAT SHOULD THE WORLD LEARN FROM THE EXPERIENCE OF INEQUALITY IN LATIN AMERICA? | Patrick Iber 157
16. OCCUPY SANDY AND THE FUTURE OF SOCIALISM | Sam Knight 166
17. THE “PLACE OF BIRTH” LOTTERY | David Kaib & Chris Oestereich 180
18. INEQUALITY AND THE BASIC INCOME GUARANTEE | Scott Santens 198
19. THE AGE OF INEQUALITY: CAUSES, DISCONTENTS, AND A RADICAL WAY FORWARD | Jason Hickel & Alnoor Ladha 214
20. TWENTIETH CENTURY SOLUTIONS WON’T WORK FOR TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY INEQUALITY | David O. Atkins 228
21. THE STATE OF AFFAIRS: HEADING FROM BAD TO WORSE | Adnan Al-Daini 239
22. THE TRAGEDY OF OUR MIDDLE CLASS | Peter Barnes 248
23. POST-SCARCITY ECONOMICS: WHY ARE SOME PUNDITS AND ECONOMISTS STILL ENAMORED OF AUSTERITY? | Tom Streithorst 266
24. INCOME INEQUALITY: WHAT’S WRONG WITH IT, AND WHAT’S NOT | F. Spagnoli 283
25. TURMOIL & TRANSITION | Harold Jarche 307
26. KNOWLEDGE, POWER, AND A POTENTIAL SHIFT IN SYSTEMIC INEQUALITY | Jon Husband 311
27. THE QUESTION OF INEQUALITY: A VIEW FROM INDIA | Akhila Vijayaraghavan 322
28. WHAT YOU KNOW IS BASED ON WHO YOU KNOW | Deborah Mills-Scofield 335
29. INEQUALITY IS ABOUT THE POOR, NOT ABOUT THE RICH | Miles Kimball 339
30. TO TACKLE EXTREME POVERTY, WE MUST TAKE ON EXTREME INEQUALITY | Nick Galasso & Gawain Kripke 349
31. ADDRESSING WEALTH EQUALITY WITH INVESTING SOLUTIONS FROM NATURE, NURTURE, AND SCIENCE | Rosalinda Sanquiche 356
32. THE LOGIC OF STUPID POOR PEOPLE: STATUS, POVERTY AND GATEKEEPING | Tressie McMillan Cottom 363
33. POOR CHOICES | Melonie Fullick 370
34. THE PARTICIPATION GAP | Devin Stewart 375
35. GETTING THE FRAME RIGHT | KoAnn Skrzyniarz 383
36. THE FIRST JOB CREATOR | Adam Kotsko 387
37. LIFE IN THE TREETOPS: A CHOICE OF CHASTENING PRIVATION OR DEBASING PROSPERITY | Chris Oestereich 390

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