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Unjust deserts : how the rich are taking our common inheritance, Gar Alperovitz and Lew Daly

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Unjust deserts : how the rich are taking our common inheritance
Title
Unjust deserts
Title remainder
how the rich are taking our common inheritance
Statement of responsibility
Gar Alperovitz and Lew Daly
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Language
eng
Summary
"Warren Buffett, one of the wealthiest men in the world, was worth over $60 billion in 2008. Does he "deserve" all this money? Ask Buffett himself and he will acknowledge that "society is responsible for a very significant percentage of what I've earned."" "Taking a cue from Buffett's candid admission. Unjust Deserts poses an entirely original challenge to the lopsided distribution of wealth and income in today's troubled economy. Gar Alperovitz and Lew Daly demonstrate that up to 90 percent - and perhaps even more - of private earnings derive not from individual ingenuity, effort, or investment, but from what they describe as the unjust appropriation of our collective inheritance: namely, the scientific and technological knowledge that makes today's economy tick." "If society - past and present - is largely responsible for the discoveries and knowledge that make possible the accumulation of vast fortunes in today's economy, the authors ask whether such a tiny fraction of the population truly deserves to keep the rewards for themselves, while the rest of us - society at large - is left holding the bag. This leads inevitably to a powerful and persuasive new political case for the redistribution of wealth, based on the idea that the very source of that wealth is society itself. Offering a sweeping argument that is based on a rich array of historical, economic, and technological research. Unjust Deserts gives us a bold new vision for economic equality in profoundly unequal times."--BOOK JACKET
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Alperovitz, Gar
Index
index present
LC call number
HC110.W4
LC item number
A47 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Daly, Lew
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  • Wealth
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Technological innovations
  • Income distribution
  • Industrial productivity
  • Income distribution
  • Industrial productivity
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Technological innovations
  • Wealth
  • United States
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Unjust deserts : how the rich are taking our common inheritance, Gar Alperovitz and Lew Daly
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [179]-220) and index
Contents
Knowledge and economic growth -- Deep knowledge and external memory -- How does technological progress occur? -- Public foundations of private wealth -- Unearned income -- Unearned income extended -- Toward a more encompassing theory -- Conclusion : earned and unearned in the era of the knowledge economy -- A note on the philosophical argument
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 230 p.
Isbn
9781595584861
Lccn
2008014417
System control number
  • (OCoLC)223105600
  • (OCoLC)ocn223105600
Label
Unjust deserts : how the rich are taking our common inheritance, Gar Alperovitz and Lew Daly
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [179]-220) and index
Contents
Knowledge and economic growth -- Deep knowledge and external memory -- How does technological progress occur? -- Public foundations of private wealth -- Unearned income -- Unearned income extended -- Toward a more encompassing theory -- Conclusion : earned and unearned in the era of the knowledge economy -- A note on the philosophical argument
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 230 p.
Isbn
9781595584861
Lccn
2008014417
System control number
  • (OCoLC)223105600
  • (OCoLC)ocn223105600

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