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By Jay R. Mandle

This booklet addresses the worries of readers who settle for the advantages of globalization and technological switch, yet search to opposite the tendency towards source of revenue inequality that every produces. executive rules can mitigate that consequence. yet regulations to offset inequality should not insisted upon through the voters as the public believes our approach of non-public donations to political campaigns leads to the govt. largely serving the pursuits of the rich. Adopting a approach of public investment of electoral campaigns is critical if egalitarian fiscal regulations are to be followed.

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35 15:49 P1: JzG 9780521885898c02 CUNY1191/Mandle 978 0 521 88589 8 October 3, 2007 Democracy, America, and the Age of Globalization of this suggests is that the TAA is of very limited use in offsetting the problems caused for individual workers by globalization. S. pattern is clear. We spend far less to redress the inequalities that emanate from market processes than other countries, and we are far less committed to counter the negative consequences of technological change and globalization. The result of this parsimony is that the income inequalities in this country are stark compared to those of other countries.

Our country’s poor performance in this regard did not occur because the pattern of rewards that emerges from markets is markedly different from that of the rest of the developed world. What fundamentally sets the American experience apart is the degree to which government spending policies offset the inequalities that emerge from markets. The political process in the United States does far less than that of other countries to counteract inequality. In this regard it is particularly noticeable that the United States lags behind other countries in developing programs to assist workers dislocated by globalization and/or technological change.

As she puts it, “why the job 9 Michael W. Klein, Scott Schuh, and Robert K. Triest, Job Creation, Job Destruction and International Competition (Kalamazoo, MI: W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 2003), p. 157. ’”10 Kletzer has nevertheless attempted to identify the differences between workers who lose their jobs because of increased international trade and those who lose them for other reasons. ” In her definition, these are industries in which, during the 1979–94 period, imports substantially increased as a share of consumption.

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