25 Dec '15, 12pm

All Things being Unequal

All Things being Unequal

NY Times Sunday Book Review | Ivory Tower All Things Being Unequal By James Ryerson http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/20/books/review/all-things-being-unequal.html?ref=books&_r=0 President Obama calls economic inequality “the defining challenge of our time.” Pope Francis tells us that “today we also have to say ‘thou shall not’ to an economy of exclusion and inequality.” The French economist Thomas Piketty writes a nearly 700-page book for Harvard University Press about long-term trends in inequality and, in the wake of the Occupy movement, is rewarded with a surprise best seller. Mitt Romney, of all people, now complains that “income inequality has gotten worse.” Economic inequality is bad. Everybody thinks so. This simplifies somewhat. Some poll data suggest there exists a class of people who are not overly concerned about economic inequality, or at least not particularly i...

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