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The Review of Black Political Economy

, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 111–114 | Cite as

The zero sum society

  • Aurelia Toyer Miller
  • Timothy Bates
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Reference

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    The zero sum society ByLester C. Thurow (New York: Basic Books, 1980, $12.95)Google Scholar

Notes

  1. 1.
    David Ricardo.The Principles of Political Economy and Taxation (Everyman’s Library Edition, J. M. Dent & Sons, Ltd., London, 1911), preface.Google Scholar
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    Ibid., p. 52.Google Scholar
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    John Bates Clark was one of the leading exponents of the idea that marginal productivity was an equitable method of income distribution. SeeThe Distribution of Wealth (Macmillan, New York. 1902). Lord Robbins inThe Evolution of Modern Economic Theory (Aldine Publishing Co., Chicago, 1970) disagrees with this concept stating that before distributive justice can be discussed, such things as the distribution of property, the accessibility to appropriate training, and the availability of appropriate information must be investigated (pp. 19–20).Google Scholar
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    David Ricardo, op. cit., p. 57.Google Scholar

Reference

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    Racial inequality ByMichael Reich (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1981)Google Scholar

Notes

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    For data on the 1950s, see Alan Batchelder, “Decline in the Relative Income of Negro Men,”Quarterly Journal of Economics (May 1966). Data on the 1960s is summarized quite effectively in chapter 2 of Reich’sRacial Inequality.Google Scholar
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    See the various state volumes of the 1980 Census of Population. All of the figures in Tables 1 and 2 for 1979 are from preliminary census reports of aggregate statewide black verses white median incomes.Google Scholar
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    Richard Freeman, “Black Economic Progress Since 1964, “PublicInterest (Summer 1978) p. 58.Google Scholar

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  • Timothy Bates

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