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The Political Origins of Inequality: Why a More Equal World Is Better for Us All By Simon Reid-Henry,

  • Title: The Political Origins of Inequality: Why a More Equal World Is Better for Us All
  • Author: Simon Reid-Henry
  • ISBN: 9780226236797
  • Page: 449
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Inequality is the defining issue of our time But it is not just a problem for the rich world It is the global 1% that now owns fully half the world s wealth the true measure of our age of inequality In this historical tour de force, Simon Reid Henry rewrites the usual story of globalization and development as a story of the management of inequality Reaching back to theInequality is the defining issue of our time But it is not just a problem for the rich world It is the global 1% that now owns fully half the world s wealth the true measure of our age of inequality In this historical tour de force, Simon Reid Henry rewrites the usual story of globalization and development as a story of the management of inequality Reaching back to the eighteenth century and around the globe, The Political Origins of Inequality foregrounds the political turning points and decisions behind the making of today s uneven societies As it weaves together insights from the Victorian city to the Cold War, from US economic policy to Europe s present migration crisis, a true picture emerges of the structure of inequality itself The problem of inequality, Reid Henry argues, is a problem that manifests between places as well as over time This is one reason why it cannot be resolved by the usual arguments of left versus right, bound as they are to the national scale alone Most of all, however, it is why the level of inequality that confronts us today is indicative of a general crisis in political thought Modern political discourse has no place for public reason or the common good Equality is yesterday s dream Yet the fact that we now accept such a world a world that values security over freedom, special treatment over universal opportunity, and efficiency over fairness is ultimately because we have stopped even trying in recent decades to build the political architecture the world actually requires Our politics has fallen out of step with the world, then, and at the every moment it is needed than ever Yet it is within our power to address this Doing so involves identifying and then meeting our political responsibilities to others, not just offering them the selective charity of the rich It means looking beyond issues of economics and outside our national borders But above all it demands of us that we reinvent the language of equality for a modern, global world and then institute this The world is not falling apart Different worlds, we all can see, are colliding together It is our capacity to act in concert that is falling apart It is this that needs restoring most of all.
    The Political Origins of Inequality Why a More Equal World Is Better for Us All Inequality is the defining issue of our time But it is not just a problem for the rich world It is the global % that now owns fully half the world s wealth the true measure of our age of inequality I

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    1. The real problem is that for all we live in an economically globalised world, we do not live in anything like a sufficiently politically globalised worldWe will also continue to see a world in which global politics broadly respects only the most powerful among us 108 109 Reid Henry argues that attempts to address global inequality fall short because they originate from an often deliberately narrow and selfish, Eurocentric view of economics and Western determinism re forecasting trajectory of po [...]

    2. A tad bit underwhelming if I judge it based on my expectations It does delve into the issue of how politics fuels inequality and how we can start to make politics work to not lead to increasing inequality.

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