If you have wondered why prices for everything rise continuously, or why it now takes two people working full time to maintain the same lifestyle that one paycheck used to afford, or why the rich keep getting richer, and the poor, poorer, this book is a must read.
Wealth Inequality in America is an erudite and entertaining read, and explains in detail the mechanisms used by the wealthy and investing class to maintain, and increase their wealth year after year, decade after decade, and century after century. The somewhat arcane, often esoteric and complex world of central banking, money creation, and wealth transfer is simply, and brilliantly described in this thoughtful and provocative book written by Dr. Glenn.
The roots of how the United States, one of the world’s wealthiest countries, has the greatest wealth divide in its recorded history, with the top five percent of the country owning nearly all of the country’s assets, are laid bare with a deft and scholarly touch. As importantly, the book simply explains how money is created out of thin air resulting in inflation and the debasement of the currency, resulting always either in asset speculation or a rise in consumer prices, or both simultaneously.
The unequal distribution of wealth in America is looked at with a critical and discerning eye in the book, and the probable social unrest ultimately created by such an unequal economic playing field is discussed, along with possible solutions for reinvigorating our nation, and the middle class.
This book is call to action, as well as an extremely well crafted discussion of current day finance, economics, and politics. A must read for anyone interested in improving the U.S. economy and reviving our once great middle class.