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concentration of wealth
Measuring Income Inequality: A Primer On The Debate
There is substantial evidence that income inequality in America rose throughout the late 20 th and early 21 st centuries. Influential research by Thomas Piketty,...
December 21, 2023
William G. Gale
Would Wealth Taxes Solve Wealth Inequality?
Democracies become oligarchies when wealth is too concentrated. So begins a letter by Berkeley economists Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman about presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’...
January 15, 2020
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