Inequality and the Global Economic Crisis

Inequality and the Global Economic Crisis

By: Douglas Dowd (author)Hardback

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Inequalities of income, wealth and of power have been with us for millennia. This book is a critique of the counter-productivity of growing economic inequality from the 1980s to today. Douglas Dowd argues against capitalist expansion, exploitation and oligarchic rule. The book states that the globalisation and growth of the financial sector will impact painfully upon hundreds of millions of people. Presenting both a history of the current crisis and well as an overview of its politics, Inequality and the Global Economic Crisis look at militarism, consumerism, the media, education, housing and the homeless, nutrition and hunger, family life for a full picture of the destruction of global financialisation.

About Author

Douglas Dowd was a widely respected academic and political activist. He taught at Cornell University, Johns Hopkins University, University of California, Berkeley, San Jose State University and at the University of Modena in Italy. He is the author of Capitalism and its Economics (Pluto, 2004), Inequality and the Global Economic Crisis (Pluto, 2009) and Understanding Capitalism (Pluto, 2000).


Prologue 1. Inequality: An Introduction 2. Class Inequality and the Inequality of Political and Social Power 3. Inequality Based on Gender, "Race," Nationalism and Religion 4. Big Business and Inequality 5. Today's Inequality as Worsened by Consumerism and the Media, 6. Globalization: Unintended Consequences, Inc. 7. Financialization: Las Vegas, Inc. 8. Militarism and Inequality 9. Inequality's Consequences for its Victims and its Victimizers regarding: Poverty and Health Care 10. Inequality's Consequences for its Victims and its Victimizers regarding Education, Housing and the Homeless, Nutrition and Hunger, Opportunity, Dignity, Morale, and Family life 11. Inequality's Interacting Consequences for the Economy, Democracy, and Social Decency 12. Comparisons of Inequality and its treatment between the U.S.A. and Western Europe Epilogue Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780745329444
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 312
  • ID: 9780745329444
  • ISBN10: 0745329446

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