segunda-feira, 2 de abril de 2012

99 to 1 : How Wealth Inequality is Wrecking the World and What We Can Do About It

A BK Currents book by Chuck Collins (

For over thirty years, we've lived through a radical redistribution of wealth -- upward, to a tiny fraction of the population. It's as though we're undertaking a bizarre social experiment to see how much inequality a democratic society can tolerate.

As a result "We are the 99%," the rallying cry of the Occupy movement, has spread far beyond its ranks. But who are the 99 percent? Who are the 1 percent? How extensive and systematic is inequality throughout society? What are its true causes and consequences? How is inequality changing our world? And what can be done about it?