Ranging over history, economics, politics, and contemporary issues the text presents a convincing accumulation of evidence documenting the growth of economic inequality in the United States. The concept of power links together many of the different issues and events discussed, and the class-based distribution of power is examined in detail as it occurs within economic institutions as well as political ones.
The changes taking place in the United States are closely tied to changes taking place worldwide. Dr. Kloby illustrates the role that transnational corporations and the U.S. government have played in inhibiting development in much of the world and extends this analysis to other developed nations and to a variety of global institutions which are becoming more and more powerful.
One of the great strengths of this book is its linking together of diverse events and trends--local and international, contemporary and historical--into a comprehensible and comprehensive picture of the world. Many real world examples are incorporated to illustrate theoretical perspectives and to support the overall analysis.
INEQUALITY, POWER, AND DEVELOPMENT is ultimately a study of power and conflict as it is reflected in the world's distribution of wealth and income and other indicators of well-being....Continua