The Resource Top heavy : the increasing inequality of wealth in America and what can be done about it, Edward N. Wolff

Top heavy : the increasing inequality of wealth in America and what can be done about it, Edward N. Wolff

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Top heavy : the increasing inequality of wealth in America and what can be done about it
Title
Top heavy
Title remainder
the increasing inequality of wealth in America and what can be done about it
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Edward N. Wolff
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Language
eng
Summary
Top Heavy provides the clearest picture available of the growing gap between rich and poor in America, and a compelling proposal to help correct it. In the second part of the book, Wolff examines the varying wealth taxes in Europe and proposes a progressive alternative to the "flat tax" for the United States - a Swiss-style, direct wealth tax that would raise about $40 billion per year. Top Heavy is a compelling argument for reaffirming the principle that taxation should be based on ability to pay and a persuasive plan for correcting some of the vast and growing inequities in American society
Cataloging source
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Wolff, Edward N
Dewey number
336.24
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HJ4120
LC item number
.W65 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Twentieth Century Fund
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  • Wealth tax
  • Income distribution
  • Richesse
  • Impôt sur le revenu
  • Répartition (économie politique)
  • Justice sociale
  • Revenu
  • Impôt sur le capital
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Top heavy : the increasing inequality of wealth in America and what can be done about it, Edward N. Wolff
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"An expanded edition of a Twentieth Century Fund report."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Foreword / Richard C. Leone -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Why Wealth? -- 3. Household Wealth Inequality in the United States: Present Level and Historical Trends -- 4. The Changing Structure of Household Wealth -- 5. Comparisons with Other Countries -- 6. Comparisons of Income Inequality -- 7. Current Systems of Wealth Taxation -- 8. Simulations of Direct Wealth Taxation in the United States -- 9. Concluding Remarks -- 10. Postscript
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 111 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)1036898345
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Top heavy : the increasing inequality of wealth in America and what can be done about it, Edward N. Wolff
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Publication
Note
"An expanded edition of a Twentieth Century Fund report."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Foreword / Richard C. Leone -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Why Wealth? -- 3. Household Wealth Inequality in the United States: Present Level and Historical Trends -- 4. The Changing Structure of Household Wealth -- 5. Comparisons with Other Countries -- 6. Comparisons of Income Inequality -- 7. Current Systems of Wealth Taxation -- 8. Simulations of Direct Wealth Taxation in the United States -- 9. Concluding Remarks -- 10. Postscript
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 111 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036898345

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