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A century of wealth in America

Edward N. Wolff

A century of wealth in America

by Edward N. Wolff

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    Subjects:
  • Households,
  • Economic conditions,
  • Wealth,
  • History

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    Edward Wolff, one of the country"s leading experts on household wealth, here provides a comprehensive study of wealth in America since 1910. The century brought shifting patterns in the ownership of wealth; Wolff explains the changes, offers ideas about how to reduce inequality, and explores issues in how to measure wealth in the first place. A Century of Wealth in America is not designed to advance one overarching argument; rather, its aim is to provide in one place the accurate information needed to consider many arguments. Still, Wolff presents no fewer than ten major findings in its pages. One of these is that median household wealth has recently returned to the levels of 1969. Another is that the average wealth of black families relative to white families has slipped significantly in recent years, after thirty years of stability. A third finding: the US has changed since 1950 from being one of the most equal countries in the developed world to being one of the most class-ridden. For many readers the book will serve as a complement to Thomas Piketty"s Capital in the 21st Century. But while it reinforces Piketty"s argument in many ways, it concentrates on wealth (as opposed to income), for example, and says much more about the poor. Wolff"s ideas are also different than Piketty"s on issues of inheritance (he"s less worried about it) and the relationship between r (the rate of return to capital) and g (the overall rate of economic growth). He argues that inequality rises if r for the top one percent is greater than r for the middle class. Finally, thanks to its focus on America, the book provides much more fine-grained detail about the country, not least about the demographics of wealth and poverty.--

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementEdward N. Wolff
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHC110.W4 W6469 2017
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxv, 865 pages
    Number of Pages865
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26942636M
    ISBN 100674495144
    ISBN 109780674495142
    LC Control Number2017011157
    OCLC/WorldCa981761478

    Wealth inequality in the United States, also known as the wealth gap, is the unequal distribution of assets among residents of the United commonly includes the values of any homes, automobiles, personal valuables, businesses, savings, and investments, as well as any associated debts. The net worth of U.S. households and non-profit organizations was $ trillion in the third.   Like Thomas Piketty’s “Capital in the Twenty-First Century,” the book that it will inevitably be compared with, Edward Wolff’s “A Century of Wealth in America” is a massive tome. Its dense

    Spanning four generations, In This Sign is the story of one family’s struggle to carve a place for itself out of the tides of wealth, war, and human strivings in America. Preview this book» What people are saying - Write a review4/5(2). For the contemporary lists, see List of Americans by net worth and Forbes Most sources agree on John D. Rockefeller being the richest American in history, although some define richest as an individual's wealth as a share of contemporary Gross Domestic Product (GDP). This method of comparing individuals' wealth across time is disputed. For example, economic blogger Scott Sumner noted in.

    The Politics of Rich and Poor: Wealth and the American Electorate in the Reagan Aftermath by Kevin P Phillips and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Over the past century, the National Bureau of Economic Research has found that the share of America’s wealth held by the nation’s wealthiest has changed markedly. That share peaked in the late s, right before the Great Depression, then fell by more than half over the next three decades.


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Edward Wolff, one of the country's leading experts on household wealth, here provides a comprehensive study of wealth in America since The century brought shifting patterns in the ownership of wealth; Wolff explains the changes, offers ideas about how to reduce inequality, and explores issues in how to measure wealth in the first place.

Edward Wolff, one of the world's great experts on the economics of wealth, offers an authoritative account of patterns in the accumulation and distribution of wealth since A Century of Wealth in America demonstrates that the most remarkable change has been the growth of per capita household wealth, which climbed almost eightfold prior to the recession.

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