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With Liberty and Dividends for All by Peter Barnes

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NOTES

Chapter 1: A Simple Idea

1. Calculations made at http://www.measuringworth.com.

Chapter 2: The Tragedy of Our Middle Class

1. The best Internet source for information about economic inequality in America is http://inequality.org. The data for figure 2.1 (the most recent available) were taken from Edward N. Wolff, “The Asset Price Meltdown and the Wealth of the Middle Class,” National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper No. 18559 (November 2012), table 2, 58.

2. See especially Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett, The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger (New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2009), 49 ff.

3. US Census Bureau, http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/income/data/historical/household/, table H-6, and http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/income/data/historical/people/ ...

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