The Price of Inequality: How Today’s Divided Society Endangers Our Future by Joseph E. Stiglitz

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Abu Girma MOGES

Abstract

Inequality in income and opportunity involves significant economic and social costs. This paper critically reviews the arguments made in the book entitled The Price of Inequality: How Today’s Divided Society Endangers Our Future by Professor Joseph Stiglitz. The central theme of this book is that political and economic forces have shaped and reinforced the extent to which concentration of income at the top is generated and protected by institutions in which the rich members of society exert considerable influence in the design and implementation of public policies.

要旨
所得や機会の不平等は、大きな経済的•社会的コストをもたらすことになる。本稿は、ジョセフ•スティグリッツ教授の議論(邦訳『世界の99%を貧困にする経済』、徳間書店、2012年)について考察する。本書の主なテーマは、政治的、経済的な力がいかに富裕層に集中し、それらが公共政策の設計に強い影響を与えるかということである。

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