The book had been written in a typical style of provocativeness with a research related to subject matter and rich reference with respect to data. References and notes seem to be covering the entire book. The arguments of the author revolves around the issue of inequality but seems to be touching a number of different issues involved in competitiveness, accountability, justice, discrimination, democracy, social mobility and politics with the main view that each and every one of them are effective factors and are also impacted by the inequality.
A number of economists have been wrestling with the concept of inequality for a longer duration of time and proposed measures of public policy that would be mitigating the issue in a significant manner (Perry, 6). The problem related to inequality and distribution of income has been utilized by both aisles of right and left side related to the ideological division as a significant weapon of option. This is done for rejecting or supporting the role played by government in the affairs of economy. The right, according to the author, seems to be considering inequality as an unintended result of the system of market that rewards the agents of economy. In addition to this, the most significant argument placed is the one stated previously. This is that extreme comprehensive counterargument to both the theories, Republican laissez- faire and Democratic neoliberalism.
So long as the inequality of income is the reflective point of inequality within the capability, and nothing wrong can be considered regarding it except the encouragement of economic agents for improving the capabilities by their investment and effort. On the other hand, it has been identified by the author, there is rejection to this notion. In addition to this, it has been argued that failure in market is concentration of income and pervasiveness at the top most level.