Book Review “Inequality” James K. Galbraith

inequality book cover


This is a book I downloaded from Netgally.

With the ever increasing gap between the rich and the poor, inequality as described by wealth has become a hot button issue.

While the gap between the super rich and the poor/middle class is an ever increasing gap, current political candidates have harped on this issue. One of which (Bernie Sanders) has based the better part of his campaign off of this issue. 

Throughout the course of history, inequality has always been a dividing factor. Whether it be race, wealth, caste or age. 

This book explores those dividing factors. 

The author does a great job of explaining these issues without getting too far into the technicalities. That makes this book understandable for lots of people who want to learn more about this issue but have no real grounding in economics. 

One particular part of the book really stuck with me. 

On the subject of race, the author brings up a little know subcategory. He defines race as a social definition instead of a biological definition.  

The book is a good starting point for anyone interested in learning more about the vast inequality issues we have faced and currently face.

I give this book the full 5 stars.

5 stars

This book can be pre-ordered at Amazon. Click the title

Inequality: What Everyone Needs to Know®


The Technical Data:

Title: Inequality | Author(s): James K. Galbraith |

Publisher: Oxford University Press / Publication Date: 3-1-2016 | Pages: 224 (Paperback) |ISBN: 978-0190250478 | Genre(s): Non-Fiction / economics | Language:English |Rating: 5 out of 5 |  Date Read: 1-9-2016 | Source: Copy From Netgally

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