The Great Divergence: America’s Growing Inequality Crisis and What We Can Do About It
September 25, 2012
For the past three decades, America has steadily become a nation of haves and have-nots. Our incomes are, increasingly, drastically unequal: the top 1 percent of Americans collect some 21 percent of the nation’s income—more than double their share in 1973.
The income gap has been blamed on everything from computers to immigration, but its causes and consequences call for a patient, non-partisan exploration.In The Great Divergence, based on his award-winning series of articles in Slate, Timothy Noah delivers this urgently needed inquiry, ignoring political rhetoric and drawing on the best work of contemporary researchers to peer beyond conventional wisdom. Noah explains not only how the Great Divergence has come about, but why it threatens American democracy—and most important, how we can begin to reverse it.
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The Great Divergence: America’s Growing Inequality Crisis and What We Can Do About It, by Timothy Noah. New York, NY : Bloomsbury, 2012. 264 p. ISBN 9781608196333.
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