About the Book: Inequality:What Can be Done?
Winner of the Richard A. Lester Award for the Outstanding Book in Industrial
Relations and Labor Economics, Princeton University
An Economist Best Economics and Business Book of the Year
A Financial Times Best Economics Book of the Year
Inequality is one of our most urgent social problems. Curbed in the decades
after World War II, it has recently returned with a vengeance. We all know the
scale of the problem--talk about the 99% and the 1% is entrenched in public
debate--but there has been little discussion of what we can do but despair.
According to the distinguished economist Anthony Atkinson, however,