The Moral Significance of Class

The Moral Significance of Class

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This text analyses the moral aspects of people's experience of class inequalities. By drawing upon concepts from moral philosophy and social theory and applying them to empirical studies of class, the study shows how people are valued in a context in which their life-chances and achievements are affected by birth class.Although class is structural to capitalism, capitalism can function successfully with a good deal less economic inequality than occurs in societies such as the USA or UK, ... As in many other countries, the increase in income inequality in Britain has widened primarily as a result of rapid ... While Swedish CEOs earn less than three times average earnings, US CEOs earn over ten times average earnings.

Title:The Moral Significance of Class
Author:Andrew Sayer
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2005-05-12


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