The Upside of Inequality

The Upside of Inequality

How Good Intentions Undermine the Middle Class

Book - 2016
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"The scourge of America's economy isn't the success of the 1 percent--quite the opposite. The real problem is the government's well-meaning but misguided attempt to reduce the payoffs for success,"--Amazon.com.
Published: New York, NY :, Portfolio/Penguin,, [2016]
ISBN: 9781595231239
1595231234
Branch Call Number: 339.2208 CON
Characteristics: 311 pages :,charts ;,24 cm

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pm221
Sep 16, 2018

Fairly typical right wing opinions, as one would expect. Only the top 1% of the population are productive, and nothing (like taxes) should impede them, otherwise society will suffer. Supported by some economic data that bears comparison with more conventional sources. Has some valid criticism of Picketty and Saez.
The structure of the book is tedious, consisting of setting up and demolishing some very inaccurate characterisations of liberal viewpoints.

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naturalist
Apr 11, 2018

“Why Edward Conard Is Wrong About Income Inequality”
by Timothy Noah, posted May 29, 2012, at Huffpost, The Blog
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/timothy-noah/edward-conard-inequality_b_1551342.html

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StarGladiator
Sep 17, 2016

Oh wow! This dude really knows his stuff! JUST KIDDING!!!!
This clown is a complete and total charlatan, a disinformation specialist of the first order, am unfamiliar with his background, but that is probably why there's no bio of of this fraudster included!
Total bull! Opinion without well-sourced fact is propaganda. [one-half star means AWFUL! Rating: Totally bogus!]
{If Larry Summers is a // liberal economist \\ then that lobbyist for the central banksters [www.group30.org], has a bizarre anti-worker, anti-women-in-science-and-economics, anti-national-sovereignty way of showing it!}

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