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Bob Reich: Robert Reich (How to Shrink Inequality): “Some inequality of income and wealth is inevitable… …if not necessary. If an economy is to function well, people need incentives to […]
Corey Robin: Clarence Thomas’s Counterrevolution: “What I think Thomas took away… are two ideas. First, not only is racism a perdurable element of the American experience… but it is also […]
Paul Krugman: Now That’s Rich: “These 25 men (yes, they’re all men) made a combined $21 billion in 2013… …their good fortune refutes several popular myths…. First, modern inequality isn’t […]
Mitt Romney: “I, for instance, as you know, part company with many of the conservatives in my party… …on the issue of the minimum wage. I think we ought to […]
James Kwak: Tax Policy Revisionism: “In an otherwise unobjectionable article… …the generally excellent David Leonhardt wrote… In the 1950s, the top rate exceeded 90 percent. Today, it is 39.6 percent, and […]
John Quiggin: Wealth: earned or inherited?: “The efforts of the right to discredit Piketty’s Capital… …have so far ranged from unconvincing to risible…. One point raised in this four-para summary […]
Heather Boushey: On Thomas Piketty: “Has Piketty convinced us that ‘The past tends to devour the future’… …[that] we are likely to see ever-increasing inequality unless we take action?…. Piketty’s […]
Ricardo Hausmann: Technological Diffusion and Economic Theory: “One idea about which economists agree almost unanimously is that… …huge income difference between rich and poor countries [are] attributable to neither capital […]