Rigged: How Globalization and the Rules of the Modern Economy Were Structured to Make the Rich Richer
By Dean Baker
There has been an enormous upward redistribution of income in the United States in the last four decades. In his most recent book, Baker shows this upward redistribution was not the result of globalization and the natural workings of the market. Rather, it was the result of conscious policies designed to put downward pressure on the wages of ordinary workers while protecting and enhancing the incomes of those at the top. Baker explains how rules on trade, patents, copyrights, corporate governance, and macroeconomic policy were rigged to make income flow upward.
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