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Call Number: HG 181 .L58 2020
In Divested, Ken-Hou Lin and Megan Tobias Neely demonstrate why widening inequality cannot be understood without examining the rise of big finance. Lin and Neely provide systematic evidence to document how the ascendance of finance on Wall Street, Main Street, and among households is a fundamental cause of economic inequality.
Capital and Ideology by
Call Number: HM 821 .P5513 2020
[Piketty] exposes the ideas that have sustained inequality for the past millennium, reveals why the shallow politics of right and left are failing us today, and outlines the structure of a fairer economic system. Our economy, Piketty observes, is not a natural fact. Markets, profits, and capital are all historical constructs that depend on choices.
Fully Grown by
Call Number: HC 110 .E44 V65 2020
Publication Date: 2020-01-13
[Vollrath] explores a number of important trends in the US economy: including a decrease in the number of workers relative to the population, a shift from a goods-driven economy to a services-driven one, and a decline in geographic mobility. In each case, he shows how their economic effects could be read as a sign of success, even though they each act as a brake of GDP growth.
Why Austerity Persists by
Call Number: HD 87 .S5424 2020
Publication Date: 2019-12-23
Shefner and Blad trace the 45-year history of austerity and how it became the go-to policy to resolve a host of economic problems.
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