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Innovation + Equality by Joshua Gans and Andrew Leigh
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Innovation + Equality by Joshua Gans and Andrew Leigh
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Dec 08, 2020 | ISBN 9780262539562

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So much government policy is developed through a myopic view that people only do things for profit and that the more profit they can make the more likely they will be to pursue innovation. Gans and Leigh provide a strong counter to this, arguing that while innovation is a key to driving productivity, the improvements in living standards that should flow as a result can only come if governments pursue policies that aim ‘to boost both innovation and equality.’—The Guardian

Gans and Leigh are alarmed by the winner-take-most phenomenon that characterises many parts of the tech industry. They call for a wide range of reforms, from banning non-compete clauses in work contracts and easing the process for university loans, to reducing sexual harassment in the workplace to boost the number of women in tech

The Economist

Written in a snappy style leavened with pop culture references, this is not just a book for policy wonks.

Sydney Morning Herald

Table Of Contents

Chapter 1 The Price of Progress
Chapter 2 Renaissance or Dark Age?
Chapter 3 Superpowers or Annihilation?
Chapter 4 Does Innovation Require Inequality?
Chapter 5 Does Innovation Cause Inequality?
Chapter 6 Encouraging Innovation
Chapter 7 Providing Insurance
Conclusion
Notes
Index

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