Unequal Democracy: The Political Economy of the New Gilded Age. Larry M. Bartels . One of the most basic principles of democracy is the notion that every. Larry Bartels shows the gap between the rich and poor has increased greatly under Unequal Democracy is social science at its very best. Unequal Democracy has ratings and 34 reviews. rmn said: This is political scientist Larry Bartels’ statistical look at the growing income inequality.

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The degree of our Republic’s weakness is actually remarkable. Larry Bartels is an American political scientist.

Hardcover democrac, pages. It is rumored that in his next book, Bartels will xemocracy deep statistical anal This is political scientist Larry Bartels’ statistical look at the growing income inequality in America and the effects income has on American politics and vice versa.

It is also quite sobering to anyone who cares about social justice and income inequality. Now if only we could convince these people they’re voting against their interests Using a vast swath of data spanning the past six decades, Unequal Democracy debunks many myths about unrqual in contemporary America, using the widening gap between the rich and the poor to shed disturbing light on the workings of American democracy.

Bartels attempts to show why these seemingly nonsensical and non-constituent maximizing political results happen by highlighting the effects of information asymmetry, economic standing, short sightedness of voters, and party line voting.

Other editions – View all Unequal Democracy: I really liked femocracy book, but it is NOT for the innumerate, among whom I now find I have to count haha myself. Larry Bartels’ “Unequal Democracy” is an exemplary work of accessible and relevant political science, which unfortunately has become so rare theses days, particularly in the subfield of American politics. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?


Unequal Democracy: The Political Economy of the New Gilded Age

Apr 09, Doctor Moss rated it it was amazing Shelves: A careful comparison of the living standards of poor children in 13 rich democracies in the ‘s found the United States ranking next to last Unequal Democracy is social science at its very best.

Unequal Democracy offers an important case for why this might be. Especially at this time every thoughtful American needs to learn as much as possible about the relationship of politics to economics. That lower third shares a consistently diminishing portion of income growth and has no discernible share in political decisions made by their elected representatives in Congress.

Franks had said that, with those voters, “cultural value” issues abortion, school prayer, etc. This is a fascinating book that should batels more of us to be outraged and to show it in the voting booths.

This book explains the impact of extraordinary concentrations of wealth on democracy. Republican economists will argue that this is merely a statistical aberration. There are plain language bolts of lightning explaining some of the comparisons though.

Read reviews that mention minimum wage democratic presidents unequal democracy economic performance income growth middle class economic inequality real incomes working class estate tax political science uneuqal year tax cuts fast under democrats economic growth republican presidents political system families have grown income inequality monetary policy. He shows that Republican presidents in particular have consistently produced much less income growth for middle-class and working-poor families than for affluent families, greatly increasing inequality.


It’s not that people are stupid, it’s that our entire political system is geared not only to get people unequzl vote against their own interests, but also to favor the rich and their interests above all others.

To ask other readers questions bartel Unequal Democracyplease sign up. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Bartels, being a Democrat, makes a strong case for government intervention to achieve greater balance and greater income equality.

Unequal Democracy: The Political Economy of the New Gilded Age by Larry M. Bartels

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Stuffed with deep analysis of intriguing studies Unequal Democracy is social science at its very best. Open Preview See a Problem? The Republicans did it. I’d be curious to see a future edition of this book aft An excellent and maddening book about the political and economic inequality that exists in the US.

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