[read online Best] Unjust Deserts: How the Rich Are Taking Our Common InheritanceAuthor Gar Alperovitz – 91videos.co

I bought this book because my philosophy tends to lean in the direction indicated by the book (to the left), but I was disappointed because this book was just crappy. It read more like a Ph.D. thesis than a popular economics book. It drew on lots of philosophy, Locke, John Stuart Mill, etc... when frankly I don't care who said these same things (or different things) 200 years ago. I just want a coherent argument that applies now. Philosophy has a fetish with expanding on previous authors' work... as if those ideas were owned by those authors. As the central thesis of this book is that much of our wealth is inherited and belongs to us all, the same should be applied to philosophy. I don't care what John Stuart Mill saidjust say it to me now and I will judge whether I believe it.

This was meant to be a book of ideas, but it turned out to be a book of quotation marks. That is not to say that the content has been completely lost for me, but it certainly shouldn't have taken me 3 months to read it, and the message has been diluted over time. Alperovitz is a communist in many respects, and his disdain for private property rights characterizes his works. However, in this book he manages to restrain his ideological leanings to make cogent and rational arguments against the abuses of intellectual property law. It is an effective book, one that manages to polemicize without going too far off of a logical narrative. The logical side of the book makes its ultimate points all the more damning. Like Naomi Klein, Alperovitz is capable of eviscerating his opponents and their positions to devastating effect with his gifts as a polemicist. Perhaps the best writing he's ever done, both stylistically and substantively.

If you have ever wondered why we pay taxes, how high taxes really should be, or if the rich really are shouldering their fare share of taxes in our society, this book may have an answer that is far more satisfying than any glib partisan opinions or ideology. In a surprisingly readable tome the authors review some very interesting research and thought ranging from first principles and definitions of just desserts and entitlement through the changing nature of value creation in a knowledge economy. One notable thought experiment was to imagine Bill Gates alone and penniless on an island, without a society around him, would he be a billionaire in a year, in ten, or ever? If you are prepared to follow some carefully laid out logic explaining the concept of "economic rent", deserved vs. undeserved desserts, and the concept of taxes as how society is paid for enabling wealth creation, then this read might challenge everything you think you know about how society and wealth interact. I love this guy Gar Alperovitz. You can find his talks on Utube. He is creating an image for the future of our civilization. In this book he and Lew Daly explain in economic terms what Elizabeth Warren said a few years later, that if your business was a success, it was on the backs of all that had come before and all that was provided to make our country so conducive to entrepreneurship.

This book takes some work and is not a fast or simple read. But it is clear. Maybe the hardest part is changing ideas that may be wedged into the back of our brains from childhood. Once you get it, it seems so obvious. A bit over my head. The one concept the writers made that I understood...economic success comes from societies accumulated knowledge more than the action of any single person or company. Compensation however goes to individuals. Taxation is used to compensate society for their input. Interesting reading. Proves way too much and way too little.

If no one "deserves" anything because anyone's marginal input is zero, then why distribute things in any particular manner? This book does not confront any counterarguments.

Moreover, it does not have a real flow of its own. Rather, the authors quote favored sources with approval to make roughly the same points over and over again in a rather short book. A great book that lets you conceive the origin of the wealth of nations in a radial new way, as a collective inheritance in the form of natural resources and collectieve achievements like knowledge rather than summation individual work efforts. Unjust Deserts How The Rich Are Taking OurNotRetrouvez Unjust Deserts How The Rich Are Taking Our Common Inheritance Et Des Millions De Livres En Stock SurAchetez Neuf Ou D OccasionUnjust Deserts How The Rich Are Taking OurNotRetrouvez Unjust Deserts How The Rich Are Taking Our Common Inheritance And Why We Should Take It Back Paperback Common Et Des Millions De Livres EnUnjust Deserts How The Rich Are Taking OurNotRetrouvez Unjust Deserts How The Rich Are Taking Our Common Inheritance Author Gar Alperovitz Novet Des Millions De Livres En Stock SurAchetez Neuf Ou D Occasion Unjust Deserts How The Rich Are Taking Our Unjust Deserts Is A Stimulating Book The Authors Primary Conclusion Is That Most Of Us Do Not Deserve Our Incomes, Since The Vast Majority Of Our Income Is Determined Not By Our Own Contribution But By The Accumulated Technology, Know How, And Capital That We Ve Inherited From The Past The Authors Argue That Instead, Society Has A Claim To The Share Of Our Income That Comes From Our Accumulated Stock Of Unjust Deserts How The Rich Are Taking Our Unjust Deserts Is An Elegant Work Of Moral Philosophy, A Reflection On Science, Technology, Cumulative Causation And The Collective Character Of The Common Wealth It Is Work With Deep Implications For Structures Of Pay, Ownership And Taxation, Perfectly Timed For The End Of The Grab What You Can Era James K Galbraith, UT Austin Unjust Deserts Prisonreformtrust Unjust Deserts Imprisonment For Public Protection Foreword Proportionality And Fairness Are, Or Should Be, Cornerstones Of The Justice System This Aptly Titled Report Unjust Deserts Gives A Salutary Account Of The Havoc Caused By A Pre Occupation With Risk And The Resulting Ill Thought Through Legislation The Indeterminate Sentence For Unjust Deserts How The Rich Are Taking Our Unjust Deserts Is An Elegant Work Of Moral Philosophy, A Reflection On Science, Technology, Cumulative Causation And The Collective Character Of The Common Wealth It Is Work With Deep Implications For Structures Of Pay, Ownership And Taxation, Perfectly Timed For The End Of The Grab What You Can Era James K Galbraith, UT Austin Unjust Deserts How The Rich Are Taking Our Unjust Deserts This Book Offers Up A Valuable Potential Society Changing Idea Whose Time Has Come The Hard Part Is In Deciding Whether To Honor The Clear Facts And Heed The Logic That The Historical Facts And Philosophy Would Suggest The Facts Are That The Miracle Of Modern Engineering And Economic Advance Is Not All Modern, Though Some Of It Is Our Modern New Gadgets And Inventions Are Unjust Desserts Super Mario Wiki, The Mario Unjust Desserts Is The Eleventh Book In The Nintendo Adventure Books Series ContentsPlot SynopsisItemsCharactersEnemiesLocationsScore Chart Plot Synopsis The Story From The Back Cover Yoshi S Birthday Bash It S Yoshi S Birthday Party And Mario, Luigi, And All His Dinosaur Buddies Are There To Help Him Celebrate All Is Well Until Yoshi Slurps Down His Birthday Guess who gave it the title... enoying this one and the implications for where the value is in business/economic relationships implications for identifying value add and leverage points in business