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The Inequality Puzzle

European and US Leaders Discuss Rising Income Inequality

Authors: Berger, R., Grusky, D., Raffel, T., Samuels, G., Wimer, C.

  • Features interviews with prominent EU and US business, political and labor leaders

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Should we be troubled by rising income inequality? Does the Financial Crisis oblige us to consider how much inequality is desirable? The United States and many European countries have seen shifts in public attitudes toward a widening gap between the rich and poor. Will income inequality return to the political agenda? In thirteen candid interviews, distinguished business, political and labor leaders discuss the "inequality puzzle" and what should be done. "In the current socio-economic environment, there seems to be a broad consensus that the present degree of inequality is too high, less in terms of wealth, than in terms of compensation. This certainly holds true for the United States, but also to a lesser degree for Europe." Josef Ackermann, CEO & Chairman, Deutsche Bank "So anybody who says that inequality isn't a big issue for the effective functioning of a society, is simply ignorant of the record of humanity. It's a huge issue." Fred Smith, Chairman, President & CEO, FedEx Features interviews with -Josef Ackermann, CEO & Chairman, Deutsche Bank -Bertrand Collomb, Honorary Chairman, Lafarge -Gabriele Galateri di Genola, Chairman, Telecom Italia -Jürgen Hambrecht, Chairman, BASF -Maurice Lévy, Chairman & CEO, Publicis -John Monks, General Secretary, European Trade Union Confederation -Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, Former Chairman, Anglo American; Former Chairman, Shell -Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, President, Party of European Socialists; Former Prime Minister, Denmark -Fred Smith, Chairman, President, & CEO, FedEx -John Sweeney, President Emeritus, AFL-CIO -William Weld, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery LLP; Former Governor, Massachusetts -James Wolfensohn, Chairman & CEO, Wolfensohn & Co.; Former President, World Bank -Jerry Yang, Co-Founder & Chief Yahoo, Yahoo! Analytical chapters and recommendations -Roland Berger, Founder, Roland Berger Foundation -David B. Grusky, Director, Stanford Center for the Study of Poverty & Inequality -Christopher Wimer, Associate Director, Collaboration for Poverty Research, Stanford Center for the Study of Poverty & Inequality

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Is There Too Much Inequality?

    Grusky, David B. (et al.)

    Pages 3-10

  • Josef Ackermann

    Berger, Prof. Dr. Roland (et al.)

    Pages 13-20

  • Bertrand Collomb

    Berger, Prof. Dr. Roland (et al.)

    Pages 21-37

  • Gabriele Galateri di Genola

    Berger, Prof. Dr. Roland (et al.)

    Pages 39-47

  • Jürgen Hambrecht

    Berger, Prof. Dr. Roland (et al.)

    Pages 49-57

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-15804-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $74.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-642-15803-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Online orders shipping within 2-3 days.
Softcover $79.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-642-42804-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Inequality Puzzle
Book Subtitle
European and US Leaders Discuss Rising Income Inequality
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-15804-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-15804-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-15803-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42804-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 227
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