The Citizens Handbook
A Rigged American Economy

Joseph Stiglitz
Images from A Rigged Economy, Scientific American, November 2018

"Since the mid-1970s the rules of the economic game have been rewritten, both globally and nationally, in ways that advantage the rich and disadvantage the rest. And they have been rewritten further in this perverse direction in the US than in other developed countries — even though the rules in the US were already less
favorable to workers. From this perspective, increasing inequality is a matter of choice: a consequence of our policies, laws and regulations."


 

 

Full article A Rigged Economy (pdf)

For a detailed account of the health and social effects of inequality see the remarkable book, The Spirit Level, by Richard Wilkinson & Kate Pickett, Bloomsbury, 2011.

See also Global Tax Evasion


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