Anthropologist Michael Blim identifies equality as the key global issue of our time, as the value above others that will improve human wellbeing. Using it as a measure for policy, he demonstrates how taking equality seriously will change how our economies could function to provide greater wellbeing both in the United States and worldwide. His book will be valuable to readers concerned with transnational economies, global anthropology, and the study of work and labor.
Michael Blim is Associate Professor of Anthropology at The Graduate Center, City University of New York. His interests include the study of global capitalism, social theory, and aesthetics. He has done field research in Italy and the United States. Blim is the author of Made in Italy: Small-scale Industrialization and Its Consequences, and co-editor of Anthropology and the Global Factory.
Chapter 1 The World We Live In Chapter 2 The Consequences of Capitalism Chapter 3 Values and Action Chapter 4 Valuing Equality Chapter 5 Comparing Values Chapter 6 Putting Values into Economies Chapter 7 The Necessity to Choose Chapter 8 Equality among Nations Chapter 9 Equality and Disadvantage Abroad Chapter 10 Equality at Home Chapter 11 A Good-Enough Economy Chapter 12 Achieving Equality