Opinion: 99 must-reads on income inequality - CNNThe growing community of students and professionals who are turning their attention to social endeavors as careers is inspiring. As someone who made the career switch from strategy consulting to international development work, I remember all too well the anxiety of trying to understand the different theories, familiarize myself with the players, and become fluent in the languages of this community. I recently revisited these recommendations as a member of the Opportunity Collaboration, and the following is a suggested reading list to provide a foundation for your adventures. The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time by Jeffrey Sachs Taking an almost entirely diametrical approach than Easterly, Sachs outlines a detailed plan to help the poorest of the poor reach the first rung on the ladder of economic development. By increasing aid significantly to provide the basic infrastructure and human capital for markets to work effectively, Sachs argues such investment is not only economically sound but a moral imperative. Considering issues such as civil war, dependence on extractive industries, and bad governance, he argues that the strongest industrialized countries must enact a plan to help with international policies and standards.
Books on Poverty and Inequality
Many of us at Oxfam eat books up like we do candy from the communal office candy jar. So when a few of us started comparing notes on what books were on our list for , we had an idea. What if we came together to share some of our favorite books with each other—and with you. The only catch? All of the books below with descriptions provided by their publishers come recommended by at least one Oxfam staff member and in some cases, many staff members! Happy reading!
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50. Nickel and Dimed : On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich
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Make Your Own List. The US, the UK and many other countries have become far less equal over the past 30 years. The MIT economics professor Daron Acemoglu recommends inequality books and reading because he says it's important we understand how and why this happened, and what it means for our societies. Interview by Sophie Roell. In he won the prestigious John Bates Clark medal, awarded to the best economist under Inequality is in the news a lot right now. Before we start talking about inequality books, how should we be thinking about it and trying to get our heads around it?
If you are interested in finding out more about inequality we suggest reading the following books. The most influential and talked-about book on society in the last decade. Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson's The Spirit Level not only changed the way we understand and view inequality, it inspired the creation of The Equality Trust and our work. Why do we mistrust people more in the UK than in Japan? Why do Americans have higher rates of teenage pregnancy than the French? What makes the Swedish thinner than the Australians? The answer: inequality.