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Adler, Moshe
Economics for the rest of us : debunking the science that makes life dismal / Moshe Adler
New York : New Press ; [Jackson, Tenn.] : Distributed by Perseus Distribution, c2010
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  HB71 .A235 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Economics
Income distribution
Physical Description xix, 217 p. : ill. ; 19 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references
Contents Income equality : the earliest standard of efficiency -- Equality does not matter : Pareto efficiency and the free market -- The Pareto efficiency cops -- Why redistributing goods may be Pareto efficient after all -- A brief history of the federal income tax -- It is not Pareto efficient : the rich pay too much taxes (or, Laffer's napkin) -- Private goods -- Government-supplied goods -- The classical theory of wages -- The neo-classical theory of wages : John Bates Clark -- The evidence -- The minimum wage -- Theories of wages and the Great Depression -- "Sticky wages " -- "Efficiency wages", or, Why unemployment is the fault of shirking by workers -- Executive compensation

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