Note, the author is Joseph Stiglitz.
***Update as at June 14th***
Due to the popularity of this book and following the email sent on June 14th, Kim has volunteered to be an extra table host. I will wait until June 18th for people to alter their RSVPs and then I will enquire about an extra table. It may be necessary for the second group to meet in another location - I will keep you all informed.
This book was a strong second place in our first ever poll. If it wasn't for the fact that it is not actually released in paperback until next June, it would be one of our March books. As it is, it is available for pre-order and is released on June 11th.
Here is a description of the book:
America currently has the most inequality, and the least equality of opportunity, among the advanced countries. While market forces play a role in this stark picture, politics has shaped those market forces. In this best-selling book, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz exposes the efforts of well-heeled interests to compound their wealth in ways that have stifled true, dynamic capitalism. Along the way he examines the effect of inequality on our economy, our democracy, and our system of justice. Stiglitz explains how inequality affects and is affected by every aspect of national policy, and with characteristic insight he offers a vision for a more just and prosperous future, supported by a concrete program to achieve that vision.
It is available to pre-order from here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Price-Inequality-Divided-Society-Endangers/dp/0393345068/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1353868502&sr=1-2