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Economic Illusion: False Choices Between Prosperity and Social Justice
In The Economic Illusion Robert Kuttner sets out to refute the conventional view that a more egalitarian distribution of income and services is only achievable at the expense of a prosperous and growing capitalism. By carefully examining issues where economic growth and social justice appear to be in conflict--issues such as social security, protectionism, income taxation, ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published November 29th 1987 by University of Pennsylvania Press
(first published January 1st 1984)
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If you are a student of econ, please familiarize yourself with this and other of Kuttner's books. He makes strong arguments for redistribution; irrespective of your beliefs on the issues, his presentation is generally cogent and deserves investigation. The only downside to this book is that its age shows; written in the early 80s, the trade chapter focuses on the behemoth, Japan, that was taking over the US's dominant position.