Category Archives: Books on exploitation

Books on various aspects of exploitation and productive + exploitative social systems.

Rigged: How globalization and the rules of the modern economy were structured to make the rich richer by Dean Baker

Cover of Rigged by Dean Baker

Rigged: How globalization and the rules of the modern economy were structured to make the rich richer Dean Baker June 23, 2021 (Access a free PDF copy or purchase a paperback from this page.)
There has been an enormous upward redistribution of income in the United States in the last four decades. In his most recent book, Baker shows that this upward redistribution was not the result of globalization and the natural workings of the market. Rather it was the result of conscious policies that were designed to put downward pressure on the wages of ordinary workers while protecting and enhancing the incomes of those at the top. Baker explains how rules on trade, patents, copyrights, corporate governance, and macroeconomic policy were rigged to make income flow upward.