Thursday, June 14, 2012
The Great Divergence: America's Growing Inequality Crisis and What We Can Do about It
Grounding. Award-winning journalist Timothy Noah has reworked some insightful articles he wrote for Slate into a book titled, The Great Divergence: America's Growing Inequality Crisis and What We Can Do about It. The bulk of the book presents evidence for the first part of the subtitle. Any reader who thinks that income inequality is no big deal may be persuaded otherwise by the facts Noah presents. His prescriptions for change are covered in a single chapter, and represent a partisan political viewpoint that may lead some readers to cheer and others to stop listening. Any reader interest in current political and economic affairs should consider reading this book to acquire grounding in the facts of how we have arrived in the current state of wealth distribution. Rating: Three-star (Recommended) Click here to purchase The Great Divergence from amazon.com.