The Political Economy of Inequality
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The Political Economy of Inequality

Frank Stilwell

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The Political Economy of Inequality

Frank Stilwell

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During the last few decades, the gap between the incomes, wealth and living standards of rich and poor people has increased in most countries. Economic inequality has become a defining issue of our age. In this book, leading political economist Frank Stilwell provides a comprehensive overview of the nature, causes, and consequences of this growing divide. He shows how we can understand inequalities of wealth and incomes, globally and nationally, examines the scale of the problem and explains how it affects our wellbeing. He also shows that, although governments are often committed to 'growth at all costs' and 'trickle down' economics, there are alternative public policies that could be used to narrow the gap between rich and poor. Stilwell's engaging and clear guide to the issues will be indispensable reading for all students, general readers and scholars interested in inequality in political economy, economics, public policy and beyond.

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  • ability, 6, 14, 879
  • absolute poverty, 29
    • see also poverty
  • activism, to make a difference, 2534
  • advertising, 164
  • Affluent Society, The (Galbraith), 164, 235
  • affluenza, 1667, 1712, 173
  • Africa, 212
    • sub-Saharan Africa, 212, 213, 217
    • see also Nigeria; South Africa
  • age and inequality, 847
  • aggregate demand, 124, 143
  • AI, 202
  • aid, 2234, 225, 253
  • Alvaredo, Facundo, 5865, 249, 251
  • Amazon, 51
  • Amin, Samir, 10
  • Anderson, Tim, 220
  • Anglosphere
    • poverty levels, 214, 215
    • scales of inequality, 42, 43, 46, 427
  • Anti-Poverty Consensus, 21920
  • Anti-Poverty Counter-Consensus, 220
  • asset ownership, time-limiting, 207
  • Atkinson, Tony, 159, 180, 190, 225, 233, 245
  • austerity, 124
  • Australia, 27, 42, 45, 152, 213, 215


  • Bangladesh, 214, 216...

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Front Matter
  3. Abbreviations
  4. Preface
  5. Preliminaries
  6. Patterns
  7. Processes
  8. Problems
  9. Policies
  10. Prospects
  11. References
  12. Index
  13. End User License Agreement
Citation styles for The Political Economy of Inequality

APA 6 Citation

Stilwell, F. (2019). The Political Economy of Inequality (1st ed.). Polity Press. Retrieved from (Original work published 2019)

Chicago Citation

Stilwell, Frank. (2019) 2019. The Political Economy of Inequality. 1st ed. Polity Press.

Harvard Citation

Stilwell, F. (2019) The Political Economy of Inequality. 1st edn. Polity Press. Available at: (Accessed: 14 October 2022).

MLA 7 Citation

Stilwell, Frank. The Political Economy of Inequality. 1st ed. Polity Press, 2019. Web. 14 Oct. 2022.