Wednesday, January 2, 2008

"Democracy, America, and the Age of Globalization"

New from Cambridge University Press: Democracy, America, and the Age of Globalization by Jay R. Mandle.

About the book, from the publisher:
This book addresses the concerns of readers who accept the benefits of globalization and technological change, but seek to reverse the tendency toward income inequality that each produces. Government policies can mitigate that outcome. But policies to offset inequality are not insisted upon by the electorate because the public believes our system of private donations to political campaigns results in the government principally serving the interests of the wealthy. Adopting a system of public funding of electoral campaigns is necessary if egalitarian economic policies are to be adopted.