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Published: 12 January 2017

232 Pages


ISBN: 9780199361335

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Never Enough

Capitalism and the Progressive Spirit

Neil Gilbert

  • Removes the veil of scientific authority that has obscured the prevailing assumptions about the severity and implications of poverty, inequality, and social mobility in the U.S., along with the presumed benefits of universal social policies.
  • Highlights the distortions of international comparisons on these issues and illustrates the significant variations in the definition and measurements of them by drawing a firm distinction between relative and absolute measures of poverty and social mobility.
  • Illustrates the tendency for progressive academics studying social problems such as poverty, rape, hunger, or inequality to reframe the definition and measurement of these problems.
  • Uses hard data, stripped of subjective filters, to come to controversial and counterintuitive conclusions about social mobility, income inequality, social welfare spending, and other core elements of the progressive agenda.
  • Likely to cause a stir within the academy, generating some controversy and ruffling some feathers.
  • Proposes a neo-progressive agenda that would focus on the true challenges we face in the 21st century.

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