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Unjust Deserts es un libro que propone una teor a de justicia distributiva del conocimiento heredado por generaciones anteriores, el libro parte de la teor a del crecimiento desde Solow hasta loa modelos de crecimiento endogeno para hacer un caso sobre como la producci n de valor econ mico depende en gran medida de nuestra producci n de conocimiento Por ejemplo el 30% del PIB de Estados Unidos puede vincularse al desarrollo de la mec nica cu ntica y sus aplicaciones o que el 90% del PIB del mundo actual puede vincularse a avances cient ficos y tecnol gicos que datan al menos desde 1870 Partiendo del hecho de que en gran medida mucho de lo que producimos parte de un valor social que va m s all de la figura de un genio inventor y que m s bien es la estructura social, las instituciones y la acumulaci n colectiva de conocimiento la que eventualmente produce los grandes avances En este sentido el libro utiliza mucho el trabajo de Robert K Merton sobre la construcci n social del conocimiento y le hace honor a la famosa frase de Isaac Newton Si vi m s lejos es porque estaba parado en los hombros de gigantes Finalmente despu s de una larga argumentaci n en t rminos econ micos teor a del crecimiento entre otros trabajos de Arrow, Akerlof entre otros y cient ficos los autores proponen una visi n filos fica de la justicia distributiva en donde partiendo de una tradici n inaugurada por Locke y continuada hasta Thomas Paine, Mill, Hobhouse y otros pensadores liberales cl sicos argumentando como el merecer deserts esta vinculado a la contribuci n que el individuo hace a la sociedad y dada la naturaleza colectiva del conocimiento que heredamos y produce riqueza ese merecer desert pertenece en parte a la sociedad y como tal esta debe percibir esos beneficios que son ileg timamente capturados por individuos que lucran con un conocimiento al que han contribuido solo marginalmente El libro es fascinante y es f cilmente uno de los mejores libros que he le do, es un libro muy recomendable y que sin duda despu s de leerlo es imposible no ver al mundo de forma diferente. Alperovitz is a communist in many respects, and his disdain for private property rights characterizes his works However, in this book he manages to restrain his ideological leanings to make cogent and rational arguments against the abuses of intellectual property law It is an effective book, one that manages to polemicize without going too far off of a logical narrative The logical side of the book makes its ultimate points all the damning Like Naomi Klein, Alperovitz is capable of eviscerating his opponents and their positions to devastating effect with his gifts as a polemicist Perhaps the best writing he s ever done, both stylistically and substantively. I bought this book because my philosophy tends to lean in the direction indicated by the book to the left , but I was disappointed because this book was just crappy It read like a Ph.D thesis than a popular economics book It drew on lots of philosophy, Locke, John Stuart Mill, etc when frankly I don t care who said these same things or different things 200 years ago I just want a coherent argument that applies now Philosophy has a fetish with expanding on previous authors work as if those ideas were owned by those authors As the central thesis of this book is that much of our wealth is inherited and belongs to us all, the same should be applied to philosophy I don t care what John Stuart Mill said just say it to me now and I will judge whether I believe it.This was meant to be a book of ideas, but it turned out to be a book of quotation marks That is not to say that the content has been completely lost for me, but it certainly shouldn t have taken me 3 months to read it, and the message has been diluted over time. If you have ever wondered why we pay taxes, how high taxes really should be, or if the rich really are shouldering their fare share of taxes in our society, this book may have an answer that is far satisfying than any glib partisan opinions or ideology In a surprisingly readable tome the authors review some very interesting research and thought ranging from first principles and definitions of just desserts and entitlement through the changing nature of value creation in a knowledge economy One notable thought experiment was to imagine Bill Gates alone and penniless on an island, without a society around him, would he be a billionaire in a year, in ten, or ever If you are prepared to follow some carefully laid out logic explaining the concept of economic rent , deserved vs undeserved desserts, and the concept of taxes as how society is paid for enabling wealth creation, then this read might challenge everything you think you know about how society and wealth interact. Proves way too much and way too little.If no one deserves anything because anyone s marginal input is zero, then why distribute things in any particular manner This book does not confront any counterarguments.Moreover, it does not have a real flow of its own Rather, the authors quote favored sources with approval to make roughly the same points over and over again in a rather short book. I love this guy Gar Alperovitz You can find his talks on Utube He is creating an image for the future of our civilization In this book he and Lew Daly explain in economic terms what Elizabeth Warren said a few years later, that if your business was a success, it was on the backs of all that had come before and all that was provided to make our country so conducive to entrepreneurship.This book takes some work and is not a fast or simple read But it is clear Maybe the hardest part is changing ideas that may be wedged into the back of our brains from childhood Once you get it, it seems so obvious. Best Books, Unjust Deserts How The Rich Are Taking Our Common Inheritance Author Gar Alperovitz This Is Very Good And Becomes The Main Topic To Read, The Readers Are Very Takjup And Always Take Inspiration From The Contents Of The Book Unjust Deserts How The Rich Are Taking Our Common Inheritance, Essay By Gar Alperovitz Is Now On Our Website And You Can Download It By Register What Are You Waiting For Please Read And Make A Refission For You A bit over my head The one concept the writers made that I understoodeconomic success comes from societies accumulated knowledge than the action of any single person or company Compensation however goes to individuals Taxation is used to compensate society for their input Interesting reading. A great book that lets you conceive the origin of the wealth of nations in a radial new way, as a collective inheritance in the form of natural resources and collectieve achievements like knowledge rather than summation individual work efforts. Written like a doctoral thesis.clear and precise in delivery but very wordy.