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Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy - An Agenda for Growth and Shared Prosperity

Joseph E Stiglitz

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Inequality is a choice.The United States bills itself as the land of opportunity, a place where anyone can achieve success and a better life through hard work and determination. But the facts tell a different story-the U.S. today lags behind most other developed nations in measures of inequality and economic mobility. For decades, wages have stagnated for the majority of workers while economic gains have disproportionately gone to the top one percent. Education, housing, and health care-essential ingredients for individual success-are growing ever more expensive. Deeply rooted structural discrimination continues to hold down women and people of color, and more than one-fifth of all American children now live in poverty. These trends are on track to become even worse in the future. Some economists claim that today's bleak conditions are inevitable consequences of market outcomes, globalization, and technological progress. If we want greater equality, they argue, we have to sacrifice growth. This is simply not true. American inequality is the result of misguided structural rules that actually constrict economic growth. We have stripped away worker protections and family support systems, created a tax system that rewards short-term gains over long-term investment, offered a de facto public safety net to too-big-to-fail financial institutions, and chosen monetary and fiscal policies that promote wealth over full employment.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Fred Sanders

Length:

5h 53m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:25


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:28


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:12


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:40


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:25


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:40


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:36


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:01


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:07


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:41


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:22


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:24


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:57


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:42


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:49


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:54


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:44


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:10


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:56


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:58


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:15


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:06


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:21


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:01


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:18


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:59


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:12


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:51


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:46


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:46


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:00


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:13


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:03


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:02


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:44


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

09:00


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:17


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:19


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:32


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:21


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:12


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:37


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:26


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:35


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:40


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:08


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:18


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:02


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:19


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:42


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

01:09


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:10


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:39


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:51


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:23


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:37


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

00:46