Unjust Deserts

Unjust Deserts

How the Rich Are Taking Our Common Inheritance

Book - 2008
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Warren Buffett is worth nearly £50 billion. Does he deserve' all this money? Unjust Deserts offers an entirely new approach to the wealth question. In a lively synthesis of modern economic, technological and cultural research, Alperovitz and Daly demonstrate that up to 90% of the current economic output derives not from individual ingenuity but from our collective inheritance of scientific and technological knowledge.'
Publisher: New York : New Press, 2008.
ISBN: 9781595584021
Branch Call Number: 339.220973
Characteristics: x, 230 p. ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Daly, Lew (Lewis C.)


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Sep 10, 2013

The theory that knowledge is the foundation for achieving wealth ( the first part of the book ) is only slightly flawed. The conclusion that the authors then make is totally flawed. Society is poorly defined by the authors but seems to be government. Society has and continues to benefit from all the knowledge previously discovered or documented. In addition most of the quotations from philosophers to justify the government appropriating wealth predate income and capital gains taxes. There is not a cogent argument presented in this book. Unfortunately I foresee an increase in this flawed rhetoric in the future.


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