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    Battlers and Billionaires
    Battlers and Billionaires
    The Story of Inequality in Australia
    Is Australia fair enough? And why does inequality matter anyway? In <i>Battlers and Billionaires</i>, Andrew Leigh weaves together vivid anecdotes, interesting history and powerful statistics to tell the story of inequality in this country. This is economics writing at its best. From egalitarian beginnings, Australian inequality rose through the nineteenth century. Then we became more equal again, with inequality falling markedly from the 1920s to the 1970s. Now, inequality is returning to the heights of the 1920s. Leigh shows that while inequality can fuel growth, it also poses dangers to society. Too much inequality risks cleaving us into two Australias, occupying fundamentally separate worlds, with little contact between the haves and the have - nots. And the further apart the rungs on the ladder of opportunity, the harder it is for a kid born into poverty to enter the middle class. <i>Battlers and Billionaires</i> sheds fresh light on what makes Australia distinctive, and what it means to have - and keep - a fair go.
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    Book Author
    Andrew Leigh
    Genre Business & Economics
    Binding
    PERFECT BINDING (PAPERBACK)
    Format
    Large Print 16 Pt Edition (Standard Large Print)
    ISBN
    9781459668911
    Publisher
    Black Inc. Publishing
    Approximate delivery

    10 - 15 Days (?)

    Publication Date
    31-Jul-2013

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