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This article is about the post growth in inequality. New York Citybut also very unequal. There are other suggestions in a relatively short concluding section.
The Great Divergence
The differences are instructive. He also argues for more regulation of financial markets which is not surprising given the American experience with unfettered markets and the mess that caused. Which is exactly what the elitists want, people are not focusing on the actual causes. For era of dominance of Western Civilization, see Great Divergence. Food and clothing is cheaper, but housing, health care, education, transportation are more expensive.
The author finally gets to his short list of solutions to this problem and although in a more divergencs country, they would make sense, other than electing Democrats into off I initially was very excited to read this book as I thought he might propose some good solutions to the income inequality that has steadily increased over the past three decades. It's hard to measure though, as deciding what proportion of thd value of something like an iPhone stays in the US is tricky.
Biggest single group is corporate executives, f From the series in Slate; available from Slate. This book offers a better focus than most, though this is an important subject and one should explore as many perspectives on the topic.
His newish ideas include hiring more federal government workers as part of a stimulus that could raise millions of low income citizens into the middle class, a national child care program and reducing the cost of university and college education.
It's the ultimate return on investment.
Jan 22, Chris Aylott rated it really liked it. Retrieved from " https: Substantially raise taxes on the rich. Noah describes is alarming enough, in his telling. While education and increased demand for skilled labour is often cited as a cause of increased inequality,  especially among conservatives, many social scientists  point to conservative politics, neoliberal economic and social policies   and public policy as an important cause of inequality; others believe its causes are not well understood.
However, I myself am a pretty solid Democrat, yet I'm wary of proposals that rely simply on entrenching one specific political grfat my preference would be a parliamentary system that would broaden the range of acceptable opinions in Washington and make parties more accountable.
Great Divergence (inequality) - Wikipedia
Institutions are set up to reward rich people to a much greater degree than before via phenomena like soaring executive compensation; it's getting harder to joah rich, but once you are rich, it's easy to stay that way. Chapter by chapter, he summarizes the consensus among liberal economists and thinkers about the prime factors that have created the staggering wealth inequality that exists in present day America.
They've done an excellent teh of pitting the middle class against the poor so that people will never come together for a revolution. Vote for democratic presidential candidates. There's a comparison of two families, the Kerleys and Blentlingers, who are separated by a generation.
While many of the other books on the subject do a fine job delving into the issue, I believe that this one stands above most others. Timothy Noah also gives many reasonable solutions to reverse the American political and economic climate in the 21st century to work for common citizens; create fairer tax laws and eliminate tax loopholes, eliminate the Taft Hartley Act of to legitimate and spur unionization, nationalize preschool education enrollment for all children, put price controls on higher education to make it affordable to more families and reduce costs, regulate banking institutions to prevent periodic high risk bubbles risky investments like the dot.
I've read Noah for many years both at Slate and the New Republic.
Great Divergence (inequality)
University educations are in danger of becoming a rich only advantage. Tax the rich; increase the gov't payroll; issue more H-1B permits for foreign skills; universalize preschool and contain college costs; bring back financial regulation; encourage dviergence unions; and perhaps too flippantly stated elect Democratic presidents. Income inequality in the United States: Jan 28, Ana Thompson rated it it vivergence amazing. The Republican Party is basically openly committed to increasing inequality, and there's only one way to stop them.
The Great Divergence by Timothy Noah. The policy chapter comes across as thin, but these are hard problems and it would be a problem if he tried to "solve" these problems. He examines varied possible reasons for the decline of the middle class and the increasing divide breat the very rich and everyone else in this country.