Diana Furchtgott-Roth has earned a reputation for producing thoughtful and understandable books for the academic and the casual reader.
Oxford University Press, September 2020
Both household income and inequality have increased in America over the past 75 years. This book examines these trends and explores various measures of income. Distinguished scholars, including Emmanuel Saez, Jared Bernstein, Richard Burkhauser, and June O’Neill, explain how income and mobility have changed over time, which demographic groups have benefited, and the role of risk-taking in income.
Achieving success will be more difficult for millennials and Gen Z, because Washington makes decisions that makes their lives harder than those of their parents and grandparents. Personal stories and interviews illustrate how young people are paying disproportionately for their grandparents’ pensions and healthcare; how tuition bills are driven higher by government actions; and how regulations keep them out of the workplace.
Winner of the 2016 Sir Antony Fisher International Memorial Award.
Evaluation of subsidies for “green” technology should include estimates of the resulting slowdowns in economic activity and jobs shipped offshore, as well as the benefits from cleaner air and water. Higher prices of electricity and cars fall on those least able to afford them.
Data show that women are strong, smart, and can hold their own in the workplace. They earn well over half of bachelor’s and master’s, and doctoral degrees. They have longer life spans, and fewer are in jail or addicted to drugs. Women make as much as men, accounting for experience and choice of major.
Entrepreneurs produce new ideas which can lead to greater wealth and economic growth. In America entrepreneurs are major drivers of the economy and produce dynamism and innovation. This edited volume focuses on access to capital; taxation; and immigration.
Over the past half century American women have overcome the legal and cultural barriers to equal opportunity. Women are CEOs, law partners, and university presidents. No longer is it legal, as it once was, to advertise jobs with one salary for men and a lower one for women. Yet, with a focus on equality of outcomes instead of equality of opportunity, the myth of women as victims continues to resonate.
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