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Against inequality, the practical and ethical case for abolishing the superrich, Tom Malleson

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Against inequality, the practical and ethical case for abolishing the superrich, Tom Malleson
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Against inequality
Nature of contents
dictionariesbibliography
Responsibility statement
Tom Malleson
Sub title
the practical and ethical case for abolishing the superrich
Summary
In Against Inequality, Tom Malleson makes the case for rejecting meritocracy, presenting a strong defense against the claim that individuals "deserve" their wealth. Malleson presents historical and comparative evidence to show that raising taxes on both income and wealth is practically feasible and that any costs of doing so are far outweighed by the truly enormous benefits that such taxes could bring in terms of environmental sustainability, democratic equality, equal opportunity, and reduced racism and xenophobia. In an era of remarkable wealth idolatry, Against Inequality takes the radical position that we should abolish the billionaires
Table Of Contents
Cover -- Against Inequality -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. Is It Feasible to Reduce Inequality? Income Tax and Market Regulations -- 2. Is It Feasible to Reduce Inequality? Wealth Taxes and Tax Havens -- 3. Should We Aim for High Taxes and Low Inequality? Weighing Costs and Benefits -- 4. Do Rich People Deserve Their Income? -- 5. Do the Skilled and Hardworking Deserve More Than Others? -- 6. Does Voluntary Exchange of Private Property Justify Inequality? -- 7. How Much Inequality Is Acceptable? The Case for Maximum Limits on Income and Wealth -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
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