The Great Divergence: America's Growing Inequality Crisis and What We Can Do about It

The Great Divergence: America's Growing Inequality Crisis and What We Can Do about It

Timothy Noah

For the prior 3 a long time, the USA has gradually turn into a country of haves and have-nots. Our earning are more and more enormously unequal: the head 1% of american citizens acquire nearly 20% of the nation's income-more than double their proportion in 1973. we've got much less equality of source of revenue than Venezuela, Kenya, or Yemen.

What economics Nobelist Paul Krugman phrases "the nice Divergence" has formerly been taken care of as little greater than a speaking aspect, a membership to be wielded in ideological battles. however it could be the most vital switch during this state in the course of our lifetimes-a sharp, primary shift within the personality of yankee society, and never in any respect for the better.

The source of revenue hole has been blamed on every thing from desktops to immigration, yet its explanations and effects demand a sufferer, non-partisan exploration. In The nice Divergence, Timothy Noah grants this urgently wanted inquiry, ignoring political rhetoric and drawing at the top paintings of up to date researchers to see past traditional knowledge. Noah explains not just how the good Divergence has happen, yet why it threatens American democracy-and most vital, how we will start to opposite it.

The nice Divergence is poised to be the most talked-about books of 2012, a jump-start to the nationwide dialog approximately what sort of society we aspire to be within the twenty first century: a land of equality, or a urban on a hill-with a slum on the bottom.

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