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Wealth and Income Inequality in the Twenty-First Century

Stiglitz, Joseph E.

Inequality has become the issue of the day. It is not just the large numbers in poverty; it is the evisceration of the middle, the increasing proportion of income that goes to the top. One startling statistic succeeds another: 8 men have as much wealth as the bottom 3.5 billion in the world. That there will be social, political, and economic consequences goes without saying.

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Economics
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April 15, 2019

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Paper presented at the 18th World Congress of the International Economic Association, Mexico City, June 19-23 2017.

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