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  • The Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Joseph E. Stiglitz
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (381)
    Performance
    (322)
    Story
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    The top 1 percent of Americans control 40 percent of the nation's wealth. And, as Joseph E. Stiglitz explains, while those at the top enjoy the best health care, education, and benefits of wealth, they fail to realize that "their fate is bound up with how the other 99 percent live." Stiglitz draws on his deep understanding of economics to show that growing inequality is not inevitable. He examines our current state, then teases out its implications for democracy, for monetary and budgetary policy, and for globalization. He closes with a plan for a more just and prosperous future.

    Grant says: "Dense, but important."
    "Paul Ryan Should Read This Book"
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    Performance
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    If you could sum up The Price of Inequality in three words, what would they be?

    Sobering
    Fact-filled
    Well-argued


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Not applicable. This is a non-fiction book by a Nobel prize-winning economist and former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers in the Clinton administration.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    N.A.


    If you could give The Price of Inequality a new subtitle, what would it be?

    If you are already depressed about the state of the American economy and American society, this book isn't going to make you feel any better.


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