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Economics: the architecture of inequality

Reeves, Aaron (2017) Economics: the architecture of inequality. Nature, 543. pp. 312-313. ISSN 0028-0836

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Identification Number: 10.1038/543312a

Abstract

Aaron Reeves surveys five books on the defining social, political and economic issue of our times. Review of 5 books on inequality: 1. Toxic Inequality: How America’s Wealth Gap Destroys Mobility, Deepens the Racial Divide, and Threatens Our Future by Thomas M. Shapiro 2. The Great Leveler: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-First Century by Walter Scheidel 3. Basic Income: A Radical Proposal for a Free Society and a Sane Economy by Phillipe Van Parijs and Yannick Vanderborght 4. The Broken Ladder: How Inequality Affects the Way We Think, Live, and Die by Keith Payne 5. After Piketty: The Agenda for Economics and Inequality edited by Heather Boushey, J. Bradford DeLong and Marshall Steinbaum

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.nature.com/nature/
Additional Information: © 2017 Macmillan Publishers Limited
Divisions: International Inequalities Institute
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Research centres and groups > International Inequalities Institute
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2017 17:11
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2019 23:07
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71253

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