Unequal Democracy The Political Economy of the New Gilded Age

ISBN-10: 0691146233

ISBN-13: 9780691146232

Edition: 2008

Authors: Larry M. Bartels

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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 4/6/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Preface
The New Gilded Age
Escalating Economic Inequality
Interpreting Inequality
Economic Inequality as a Political Issue
Inequality and American Democracy
The Partisan Political Economy
Partisan Patterns of Income Growth
A Partisan Coincidence?
Partisan Differences in Macroeconomic Policy
Macroeconomic Performance and Income Growth
Partisan Policies and Post-Tax Income Growth
Democrats, Republicans, and the Rise of Inequality
Class Politics and Partisan Change
In Search of the Working Class
Has the White Working Class Abandoned the Democratic Party?
Have Working-Class Whites Become More Conservative?
Do “Moral Values” Trump Economics?
Are Religious Voters Distracted from Economic Issues?
Class Politics, Alive and Well
Partisan Biases in Economic Accountability
Myopic Voters
The Political Timing of Income Growth
Class Biases in Economic Voting
The Wealthy Give Something Back: Partisan Biases in Campaign Spending
Political Consequences of Biased Accountability
Do Americans Care about Inequality?
Egalitarian Values
Rich and Poor
Perceptions of Inequality
Facts and Values in the Realm of Inequality
Homer Gets a Tax Cut
The Bash Tax Cuts
Public Support for the Tax Cuts
Unenlightened Self-Interest
The Impact of Political Information
Chump Change
Into the Sunset
The Strange Appeal of Estate Tax Repeal
Public Support for Estate Tax Repeal
Is Public Support for Repeal a Product of Misinformation?
Did Interest Groups Manufacture Public Antipathy to the Estate Tax?
Elite Ideology and the Politics of Estate Tax Repeal
The Eroding Minimum Wage
The Economic Effects of the Minimum Wage
Public Support for the Minimum Wage
The Politics of Inaction
Democrats, Unions, and the Eroding Minimum Wage
The Earned Income Tax Credit
Reversing the Tide
Economic Inequality and Political Representation
Ideological Representation
Unequal Responsiveness
Unequal Responsiveness on Social Issues: The Case of Abortion
Partisan Differences in Representation
Why Are the Poor Unrepresented?
Unequal Democracy
Who Governs?
Partisan Politics and the “Have-Nots”
Political Obstacles to Economic Equality
The City of Utmost Necessity
Selected References
Index
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