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Fighting Poverty in the US and Europe: A World of Difference  (Rodolfo DeBenedetti Lectures)

Fighting Poverty in the US and Europe: A World of Difference (Rodolfo DeBenedetti Lectures)

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In this timely study of the different approaches of America and Europe to the problems of domestic inequality and poverty, the authors describe just how different the two continents are in the level of State engagement in the redistribution of income. Thy discuss various possible economic
explanations for the difference, including different levels of pre-tax income, openness, and social mobility; they survey politico-historical differences such as the varying physical size of nations, their electoral nd legal systems, and the character of their political parties, as well as their
experiences of war; and they examine sociological explanations which include different attitudes to the poor and notions of social responsibility, as well as, most importatly, attitudes to race.