Book 1: What do we do about inequality?

The first book by the Wicked Problems Collaborative is scheduled for release on U.S. Labor Day and will be available initially in paperback and Kindle formats. Our first effort takes aim at inequality and looks to help the reader understand the problem from a variety of new perspectives, while offering ideas on moving the needle in better directions. The book was written for academic use, but great care was taken to keep it approachable for a broad audience. WPC Book 1 works to inform and challenge preconceived notions. You will not agree with everything in this book. (Some of the essays challenge each other’s ideas, for that matter), but you should come away with a more nuanced, rounded perspective than you go in with, and plenty of grist for further grinding at the mill, on one of the defining issues of our time.

Please check out our contributor bios.

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WPC Book 1: What do we do about inequality?

  1. TO ADDRESS INEQUALITY, THINK GLOBAL | Dylan Matthews – Vox
  2. THE IDEOLOGICAL STRAITJACKET | Sean McElwee – Demos
  3. WHAT DOES EQUIPOTENTIALITY BRING TO THE TABLE IN TERMS OF EQUALITY? | Michel Bauwens – p2p Foundation
  4. INEQUALITY, UNCOUNTED | Alex Cobham – Tax Justice Network
  5. THE INEFFICIENCY OF INEQUALITY | Daniel Altman – NYU Stern
  6. IS CAPITALISM UNFAIR? | Chris MacDonald – Ryerson University
  7. THE PROBLEM OF INEQUALITY | Kevin Carson – Center for a Stateless Society
  8. TOWARDS RENOUNCING PERSONAL PRIVATIZATION | Nicholas ArcherMiddlesex County College
  9. THE INEQUALITY OF WILDNESS AND THE NECESSITY OF WILDNESS FOR EQUALITY | Megan Hollingsworth – Extinction Witness
  10. THE STICKINESS OF INJUSTICE | Jennifer Reftreftpt
  11. NOBLE FICTIONS AND SACRED TEXTS | Paul FidalgoCenter for Inquiry
  12. THE VOICES THAT ARE NOT YOUR OWN: MAINTAINING CHOICE IN THE AGE OF THE ALGORITHM | John C. Havensjohnchavens.com
  13. THE EMPATHY DEFICIT: WHY THE INEQUALITY CRISIS IS ALSO A CRISIS OF EMPATHY | Robin Cangierobinoula
  14. BILLIONAIRES WITH DRONES: FROM OLIGARCHY TO NEOMEDIEVALISM | Frank A. Pasquale University of Maryland
  15. WHAT SHOULD THE WORLD LEARN FROM THE EXPERIENCE OF INEQUALITY IN LATIN AMERICA? | Patrick IberUniversity of Texas at El Paso
  16. OCCUPY SANDY AND THE FUTURE OF SOCIALISM | Sam KnightThe District Sentinel
  17. THE “PLACE OF BIRTH” LOTTERY | David Kaib – American UniversityChris OestereichWPC
  18. INEQUALITY AND THE BASIC INCOME GUARANTEE | Scott Santensscottsantens.com
  19. THE AGE OF INEQUALITY: CAUSES, DISCONTENTS, AND A RADICAL WAY FORWARD | Jason Hickel – LSEAlnoor Ladha – The Rules
  20. TWENTIETH CENTURY SOLUTIONS WON’T WORK FOR TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY INEQUALITY | David O. Atkins – Washington Monthly
  21. THE STATE OF AFFAIRS: HEADING FROM BAD TO WORSE | Adnan Al-Daini – Foreign Policy Journal
  22. THE TRAGEDY OF OUR MIDDLE CLASS | Peter Barnespeter-barnes.org
  23. POST-SCARCITY ECONOMICS: WHY ARE SOME PUNDITS AND ECONOMISTS STILL ENAMORED OF AUSTERITY? | Tom StreithorstLARB
  24. INCOME INEQUALITY: WHAT’S WRONG WITH IT, AND WHAT’S NOT | F. SpagnoliCosmologically Insignificant
  25. TURMOIL & TRANSITION | Harold Jarche– jarche.com
  26. KNOWLEDGE, POWER, AND A POTENTIAL SHIFT IN SYSTEMIC INEQUALITY | Jon Husband– Wirearchy
  27. THE QUESTION OF INEQUALITY: A VIEW FROM INDIA | Akhila Vijayaraghavan – The Green Den
  28. WHAT YOU KNOW IS BASED ON WHO YOU KNOW | Deborah Mills-Scofieldmills-scofield.com
  29. INEQUALITY IS ABOUT THE POOR, NOT ABOUT THE RICH | Miles KimballUniversity of Michigan
  30. TO TACKLE EXTREME POVERTY, WE MUST TAKE ON EXTREME INEQUALITY | Nick Galasso – Oxfam & Gawain Kripke – Oxfam
  31. ADDRESSING WEALTH EQUALITY WITH INVESTING SOLUTIONS FROM NATURE, NURTURE, AND SCIENCE | Rosalinda Sanquiche –Ethical Markets
  32. THE LOGIC OF STUPID POOR PEOPLE: STATUS, POVERTY AND GATEKEEPING | Tressie McMillan CottomVirginia Commonwealth University
  33. POOR CHOICES | Melonie Fullick – York University
  34. THE PARTICIPATION GAP | Devin Stewart – Carnegie Council
  35. GETTING THE FRAME RIGHT | KoAnn Skrzyniarz – Sustainable Brands
  36. THE FIRST JOB CREATOR | Adam Kotsko – Shimer College
  37. LIFE IN THE TREETOPS: A CHOICE OF CHASTENING PRIVATION OR DEBASING PROSPERITY | Chris Oestereich – WPC