The Perils of Our Growing Inequality

by David Cay Johnston, Adam Smith, Elizabeth Warren, Barbara Ehrenreich, Joseph E. Stiglitz, Paul Krugman, Barack Obama

Essays on the dangers of the wealth and income gap, collected by the New York Times–bestselling author of It’s Even Worse Than You Think.
This collection includes writings by a wide range of voices—including Adam Smith, Elizabeth Warren, Barbara Ehrenreich, Joseph E. Stiglitz, Studs Terkel, Paul Krugman, Barack Obama, and David Cay Johnston—illuminating the reality of economic inequality in America, where in spite of the fury that followed the 2008 financial crisis, little has to been done to address the gulf between the one percent and the ninety-nine percent.
Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist David Cay Johnston explains that in this most unequal of developed nations, every aspect of inequality remains hotly contested and poorly understood. These writings, from leading scholars, journalists, and activists, offers a multifaceted look at the problem, exploring its devastating—and dangerous—implications in areas as diverse as education, justice, health care, social mobility, and political representation. Provocative and eminently readable, here is an essential resource for anyone who cares about the future of America—and compelling evidence that inequality can be ignored only at the nation’s peril.

  • The New Press; April 2014
  • ISBN: 9781595589446
  • Read online, or download in secure ePub format
  • Title: Divided
  • Author: David Cay Johnston (ed.); Adam Smith (contrib.); Elizabeth Warren (contrib.); Barbara Ehrenreich (contrib.); Joseph E. Stiglitz (contrib.); Paul Krugman (contrib.); Barack Obama (contrib.)
  • Imprint: The New Press

About The Author

David Cay Johnston is an investigative journalist and the winner of a 2001 Pulitzer Prize for uncovering loopholes and inequities in the US tax code. He is the president of Investigative Reporters & Editors and the author of the bestselling trilogy Perfectly Legal, Free Lunch, and The Fine Print. He lives in Rochester, New York.