Reducing Inequality in the 21st Century

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The idea of workers owning the businesses where they work goes back to the earliest days of the United States. Joseph R. Blasi traces the development of that idea in American history and looks at how it applies in today's economy. The book The Citizen's Share: Reducing Inequality in the 21st Century , written with Richard B. Freeman and Douglas L. Kruse, is based on a 10-year study of profit sharing and employee ownership at small and large corporations, and makes the case that the country’s founders’ original vision of sharing ownership and profits offers a viable path toward restoring the middle class.