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Rent-Seekers, Profits, Wages and Inequality

The Top 20%

Authors: Mihályi, Péter, Szelényi, Iván

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  • Focuses on the top earning 20% of society, rather than the top 1 or 0.1%
  • Addresses the role of rent in issues such as class reproduction, wealth, sources of social instability and inequality
  • Provides a “post-classical” narrative of political economy
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About this book

Mihályi and Szelényi provide a timely contribution to contemporary debates about inequality of incomes and wealth, offering a careful examination of various sources of rent in contemporary societies, and considering several policy options to reduce inequality in order to preserve the meritocratic nature of liberal democracies.

While Rent-Seekers, Profits, Wages and Inequality acknowledges the rapid and disturbing increase of incomes and wealth in the top 1 or 0.1%, it focuses on the increasing rent component of incomes and wealth in the top 20% as even more consequential. The attention to cutting-edge issues on inequality in macroeconomics, political science and sociology will appeal to social scientists interested in income distribution and wealth accumulation.


About the authors

Péter Mihályi is Professor in the Department of Macroeconomics, Corvinus University of Budapest, and Visiting Professor at the Central European University, Hungary.

Iván Szelényi is William Graham Sumner Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Political Science, Yale University, and Max Weber Emeritus Professor of Social Sciences, New York University, Abu Dhabi. 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-03846-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $69.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-03845-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rent-Seekers, Profits, Wages and Inequality
Book Subtitle
The Top 20%
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-03846-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-03846-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-03845-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 156
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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