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Generating Inequality: Mechanisms of Distribution in the U.S. Economy

Generating Inequality: Mechanisms of Distribution in the U.S. Economy

By Lester C. Thurow

Basic Books, 1975, 258 pp.

Devastating criticism of conventional theories followed by the author's very original and often brilliant, but not always totally convincing, explanations of how wealth and earnings are distributed by the American economy. The results do not translate easily into policy.