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The Resource The Undeserving rich : American beliefs about inequality, opportunity, and redistribution, Leslie McCall, Northwestern University, (electronic resource)

The Undeserving rich : American beliefs about inequality, opportunity, and redistribution, Leslie McCall, Northwestern University, (electronic resource)

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The Undeserving rich : American beliefs about inequality, opportunity, and redistribution
Title
The Undeserving rich
Title remainder
American beliefs about inequality, opportunity, and redistribution
Statement of responsibility
Leslie McCall, Northwestern University
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"It is widely assumed that Americans care little about income inequality, believe opportunities abound, admire the rich, and dislike redistributive policies. Leslie McCall contends that such assumptions are based on both misleading survey data and past economic conditions. In fact, Americans have desired less inequality for decades, and McCall's book explains why. Americans become most concerned about inequality in times of inequitable growth, when they view the rich as prospering while opportunities for good jobs, fair pay, and high quality education are restricted for everyone else. As a result, they favor policies to expand opportunity and redistribute earnings in the workplace, reducing inequality in the market rather than redistributing income after the fact with tax and spending policies. This book resolves the paradox of how Americans can express little enthusiasm for welfare state policies and still yearn for a more equitable society"--
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1964-
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McCall, Leslie
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Income distribution
  • Equality
  • United States
Label
The Undeserving rich : American beliefs about inequality, opportunity, and redistribution, Leslie McCall, Northwestern University, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-292) and index
Control code
ssj0000856900
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 300 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781107027237
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012037611
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000856900
Label
The Undeserving rich : American beliefs about inequality, opportunity, and redistribution, Leslie McCall, Northwestern University, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-292) and index
Control code
ssj0000856900
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 300 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781107027237
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012037611
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000856900

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