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Why Has Income Inequality Remained on the Sidelines of Public Policy for So Long?


  • Robert Wade


For all the talk about inequality these days, Robert Wade argues that little is done about it. He cites eight reasons. But perhaps the most important is that the center-left in country after country has bought into the prevailing neoclassical model that it is actually efficient economically. Wade says that for the sake of our futures, we had better change our tune.

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  • Robert Wade, 2012. "Why Has Income Inequality Remained on the Sidelines of Public Policy for So Long?," Challenge, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 55(3), pages 21-50.
  • Handle: RePEc:mes:challe:v:55:y:2012:i:3:p:21-50
    DOI: 10.2753/0577-5132550302

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    1. Jon D. Wisman, 2015. "What Drives Inequality?," Working Papers 2015-09, American University, Department of Economics.
    2. Jon D. Wisman, 2017. "Politics, Not Economics, Ultimately Drives Inequality," Working Papers 2017-06, American University, Department of Economics.
    3. Wade, Robert Hunter, 2014. "The Piketty phenomenon: why has Capital become a publishing sensation?," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 60118, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.

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