Unequal Democracy: The Political Economy of the New Gilded Age. Larry M. Bartels . One of the most basic principles of democracy is the notion that every. Larry Bartels shows the gap between the rich and poor has increased greatly under Unequal Democracy is social science at its very best. Unequal Democracy has ratings and 34 reviews. rmn said: This is political scientist Larry Bartels’ statistical look at the growing income inequality.

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Don’t have an account? Larry Bartels is an American political scientist. It is laden with statistics and data but nonetheless quite readable. Apr 18, Bimus rated it it was amazing Recommends it unequual I really liked this book, but it is NOT for the innumerate, among whom I now find I have to count haha myself. It is a purely academic exercise that does little except to substantiate what should be obvious while failing to offer any solutions or proposals to restore greater balance.

Chock full of frightening statistics that should really, really piss you off.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Scott rated it it was ok. The strictly empirical basis of Batels’ argument makes it all the more convincing. Economics analysis that large disparities in income and wealth do not promote economic growth.


Unequal Democracy: The Political Economy of the New Gilded Age by Larry M. Bartels

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Open Preview See a Problem? One person found this helpful. The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty. You should read it, but in case you don’t, I’ll cut to the chase: Republican presidential candidates benefit from disproportionate economic growth during election years, while not paying the price of low or even negative growth and increasing inequality over the full course of their administrations.

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Apr 20, Jonathan rated it really liked it. It is rumored that in his next book, Bartels will use deep statistical anal This is political scientist Larry Bartels’ statistical look at the growing income inequality in America and the effects income has on American politics and vice versa. It contains some uncanny truths with a thin layer of – for relevant people acceptable – speculations on how to interpret the data, wrapped around it.


Dec 30, Tiffoknee the 3rd Conner rated it liked it. What are essential, objective facts as opposed to subjective judgments or mistruths? The author pretty conclusively demonstrates that the US political system simply ignores the policy preferences of low-income individuals.

Well written for this kind of work. The author’s analyses refutes some commonly held assumptions regarding political opinions. Such voters are shown to be not change significantly their economic and social issue preferences. The poverty rate is up. Compares our stats to that of other countries, and we come up short in economic mobility and living standards for poor children.

You do not currently have access to this article. Feb 22, Jonathan rated it really liked it Shelves: Good information, very dry. May 08, Chris rated it it was amazing.

Unequal Democracy: The Political Economy of the New Gilded Age

The book is a great statistical exploration of American public opinion focusing on economic inequality. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Refresh and try again.