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Are We Heading Back to the Victorian Age?

Are We Heading Back to the Victorian Age?  

James K. Galbraith

in Inequality: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
31 March 2016
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190250461.003.0008
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In his important book published in 2014, Capital in the Twenty-first Century, Thomas Piketty of the Paris School of Economics has argued that, as a matter of fundamental tendency, ... More
Categorical Inequality

Categorical Inequality  

James K. Galbraith

in Inequality: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
31 March 2016
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190250461.003.0003
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There is another way to think about inequalities. And that is to classify individuals into groups to which they belong, and look at the inequalities that exist between various groups, ... More
Causes of Changing Inequality in the United States

Causes of Changing Inequality in the United States  

James K. Galbraith

in Inequality: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
31 March 2016
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190250461.003.0006
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A half-century ago, the study of economic inequality was moribund in the United States. Indeed, in 1958 John Kenneth Galbraith noted in The Affluent Society that “few things are more ... More
Causes of Changing Inequality in the World

Causes of Changing Inequality in the World  

James K. Galbraith

in Inequality: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
31 March 2016
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190250461.003.0007
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When we move toward an analysis of inequalities in the wider world, we are required to cope with far more complex and uncertain data, and at the same time to seek simpler and more abstract ... More
A Final Digression: Does Economic Equality Lead to Victory in War?

A Final Digression: Does Economic Equality Lead to Victory in War?  

James K. Galbraith

in Inequality: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
31 March 2016
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190250461.003.0012
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Not every economic or political attribute is restricted to economic implications alone. And not every aspect of inequality is something everyone needs to know. Therefore we now abandon the ... More
Inequality in the History of Economic Thought

Inequality in the History of Economic Thought  

James K. Galbraith

in Inequality: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
31 March 2016
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190250461.003.0002
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We in the United States are accustomed to the principle that “all men are created equal.” But of course that principle is not from time immemorial; it is not “self-evident” even now, and ... More
Inequality: Should We Care?

Inequality: Should We Care?  

James K. Galbraith

in Inequality: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
31 March 2016
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190250461.003.0001
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What Is Economic Inequality? Equality—”we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal”; “equal justice under law”; liberté, egalité, fraternité—is an ... More
Major Concepts of Distribution

Major Concepts of Distribution  

James K. Galbraith

in Inequality: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
31 March 2016
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190250461.003.0004
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As you have probably noticed, economic inequality is a term covering a great many distinct ideas and concepts and measures. Here we will introduce the major terms that have operational ... More
Measures of Inequality

Measures of Inequality  

James K. Galbraith

in Inequality: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
31 March 2016
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190250461.003.0005
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In this short chapter, we take up another fairly technical topic: How can inequality be measured? We will not attempt to give a full technical treatment of this question, but will introduce ... More
Norms and Consequences

Norms and Consequences  

James K. Galbraith

in Inequality: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
31 March 2016
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190250461.003.0009
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The economies of almost all nation-states have experienced significant increases in economic inequality over the past generation, so that with almost no exceptions the world’s peoples ... More
A Note on Wealth and Power

A Note on Wealth and Power  

James K. Galbraith

in Inequality: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
31 March 2016
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190250461.003.0011
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“Wealth, as Mr. Hobbes says, is power.” Adam Smith wrote that, and I’ve already quoted it. It is the beginning and end of economic comments on the subject of wealth. And power. We ... More
Policies Against Inequalities

Policies Against Inequalities  

James K. Galbraith

in Inequality: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
31 March 2016
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190250461.003.0010
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We shall now take it as a point of departure that actual economic inequalities in many countries, including the United States, are excessive and should be reduced. Not all readers will ... More

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