The Cost of Inequality...
Stewart Lansley
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The Cost of Inequality: Why Economic Equality Is Essential for Recovery

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Many people would agree that a society in which a chief executive officer earns not five or 10 but 100 times as much as the average full-time worker is not a fair society. The Cost of Inequality argues that this kind of inequality also has an impact on economic growth. The deregulation of the financial sector has had knock-on consequences for our economy. Why invest in an...more
ebook, 340 pages
Published January 1st 2012 by Gibson Square Books
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James Elder
I have mixed feelings on this. Lansley makes a reasonably compelling argument and it contains more detail on both private equity and hedge funds than I've read elsewhere.

However, I wanted to see the overall assertion (that growing wealth inequality is actually damaging to the economy, quite apart from the social and moral arguments) nailed down with academic rigour, and this book doesn't do that.

It's too much of a polemic for my taste, and not enough of an analysis. That said, if we assume that...more
Kazimiera pendrey
this book was very intersting but the drawback for me was that all the graphs and diagrams were too small for me to read
Francis Riley
Refreshing, timely and a "must read" that probably won't be; more"s the pity!!
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