The Great Inequality

The Great Inequality

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A growing inequality in income and wealth marks modern capitalism, and it negatively affects nearly every aspect of our lives, especially those of the working class. It is and will continue to be the central issue of politics in almost every nation on earth. In this book, the author explains inequality in clear, passionate, and intelligent prose: what it is, why it matters, how it affects us, what its underlying causes are, and what we might do about it. This book was written to encourage informed radical action by working people, the unemployed, and the poor, uniquely blending the author¿s own experiences with his ability to make complex issues comprehensible to a mass audience. This book will be excellent for courses in a variety of disciplines, and it will be useful to activists and the general reading public.

Publisher: New York, NY : Routledge, 2016.
ISBN: 9781138183452
Branch Call Number: 339.2209 YATES
Characteristics: xxiii, 199 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.


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Sep 10, 2016

This is a very good book, and the author's detail on his own experiences are quite good [including the crashing and burning of the UFW under Cesar Chavez, not a pretty sight], but while I agree with the Mr. Yates says, overall he appears somewhat clueless.
Example: today I heard a completely fictitious, dishonest business report on NPR about the AT&T - - Time-Warner merger, incorrectly describing AT&T as still a //broken up company\\ astoundingly oblivious to how it was reconstituted after Clinton signed his Telecommunications Act of 1996; now bigger and stronger than ever!
Just as when they report on the proposed merger between Monsanto and Bayer, nobody mentions who the general owners are: Vanguard is the majority shareholder of Monsanto, the minority shareholder is Capital Group; while Capital Group is the majority shareholder of Bayer, and Vanguard the minority shareholder - - yet we don't actually know who the investors are through those investment firms, as in the present, nobody really knows who the owners are, just that they must exist somewhere [although a sizable portion of sheepletons don't even realize there actually are OWNERS - - truly incredible!!!].
Since 2008, PBS, Frontline, and the majority of content on NPR are dictated by the Koch brothers, and there are still sheepletons out there unaware, or wish to argue, this fact to be untrue. We truly live in the land of Oz. . .
[One could draw some interesting parallels between Zaha Hadid and Hillary Clinton and their beliefts, with Hadid ignoring those many hundreds of dead workers, and HRC's ignoring her culpability and responsibility with refugee flows from Honduras, Ukraine, Libya and Syria.]


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