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Americans Getting Skewed: Part 2

In Part 1, I argued that the skewed distribution of wealth in the United States has been produced under conditions of unequal opportunity and therefore must be considered unfair. Further, a lack of sufficient protections – such as guaranteed health care and higher education – keeps the risks of inequality intolerably high. In this second […]

Americans Getting Skewed: Part 1

(I’m not writing this essay as a response, but I want to note that its timing and trajectory have been influenced by the release of a Cato Institute analysis called, “Thinking Clearly About Economic Inequality,” and also by an interesting reaction to that analysis at The American Scene Blog.) Dreams of GINI We have been […]