Poverty and Inequality in the Global Economy

Authors

  • Michael D. Yates

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-055-09-2004-02_4

Keywords:

Global Economic Crisis

Abstract

Capitalism is hundreds of years old and today dominates nearly every part of the globe. Its champions claim that it is the greatest engine of production growth the world has ever seen. They also argue that it is unique in its ability to raise the standard of living of every person on earth. Because of capitalism, we are all "slouching toward utopia,"—the phrase coined by University of California at Berkeley economist J. Bradford DeLong—slowly but surely heading toward a world in which everyone will have achieved a U.S.-style middle-class life.

Published

2004-02-04

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Articles