Unequal Democracy: The Political Economy of the New Gilded Age. Larry M. Bartels . One of the most basic principles of democracy is the notion that every. Larry Bartels shows the gap between the rich and poor has increased greatly under Unequal Democracy is social science at its very best. Unequal Democracy has ratings and 34 reviews. rmn said: This is political scientist Larry Bartels’ statistical look at the growing income inequality.
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The story is not good for Republicans and conservatives, but this is not an ideological argument — it’s statistical analysis. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.
I really liked this book, but it is NOT for the innumerate, among whom I now find I have to count haha myself. Independents and Republicans should read this book as it is not a polemic and is as nartels as a conclusion making political book can be. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Apr 17, Tahir rated it liked unequl.
Lays out in stats and charts what most people outside the Trump cult know. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.
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May 21, Sean Chick rated it really liked it. I am surprised this book has not received more coverage than it has. Along the way, Bartels offers an alternative answer to the “What’s the Matter with Kansas? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? A rather good examination of the political aspects of economic inequality in the contemporary United States.
Unequal Democracy: The Political Economy of the New Gilded Age
Read more Read less. May 08, Chris rated it it was amazing. Compares our stats to that of other countries, and we come up short in economic mobility and living standards for poor children. They suggest that escalating inequality is not simply an inevitable economic trend—and that a great deal of economic inequality in the contemporary United States is specifically attributable to the policies and priorities of Republican presidents.
Low-income people have very little influence but which party is in power makes a vast difference for their fate. Mar 17, Taylor Waters rated it liked it. Do A rather unqeual examination of the political aspects of economic inequality in the contemporary United States.
Unequal Democracy: The Political Economy of the New Gilded Age by Larry M. Bartels
The author’s analyses refutes some commonly held assumptions regarding political opinions. Other editions – View all Unequal Democracy: It is the best work that has been done on the political economy of income inequality.
Want to Read saving…. The book proves beyond a reasonable doubt that the main fault for sizable socioeconomic inequalities in America lies not in our economy but in our increasingly polarized and partisan politics.
While I do not agree with every assertion that Bartels makes and feel he makes some unsupported leaps in logic at times; he bartelx proves his thesis that the political playing field in America is unfair. No need to believe the spin from either side anymore – just look at the data.
But more hartels, Bartels provides useful analyses on the lack of any responsiveness of either party to the preferences demoracy the voters in the bottom third of income, with some effect by middle income voters, but largely effect Quick summary: In addition to his books, he is also the author of numerous scholarly articles and of occasional pieces in the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and bartles outlets.
Nov 11, Jennell McHugh rated it it was amazing Shelves: Since in particular, U. If you care about economic justice, you need to seriously examine the powerful data in this book and recognize that we can choose a better, fairer society.
Unequal Democracy is social science at its very best. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Account Options Sign in. Economic Inequality and Political Power in America.