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Income InequalityWhy It Matters and Why Most Economists Didn't Notice

Income Inequality: Why It Matters and Why Most Economists Didn't Notice

Matthew P Drennan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300209587
eISBN:
9780300216349
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300209587.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This book tells two stories. First, it shows that rising income inequality played a major role in causing the financial crisis and Great Recession of 2008-2009. While others have argued that rising, ... More

No Freedom without RegulationThe Hidden Lesson of the Subprime Crisis

No Freedom without Regulation: The Hidden Lesson of the Subprime Crisis

Joseph William Singer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300211672
eISBN:
9780300216578
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300211672.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The subprime crisis teaches us that neither private property nor the free market can exist without regulation. Markets are defined by a legal framework that sets minimum standards for social and ... More

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