Inequality: What Can Be Done?

Inequality: What Can Be Done?

Anthony B. Atkinson


Inequality is one in all our so much pressing social difficulties. Curbed within the a long time after global battle II, it has lately again with a vengeance. we know the size of the problem―talk concerning the ninety nine% and the 1% is entrenched in public debate―but there was little dialogue of what we will be able to do yet depression. in accordance with the prestigious economist Anthony Atkinson, even if, we will do even more than skeptics imagine.

Atkinson has lengthy been on the leading edge of study on inequality, and brings his theoretical and sensible adventure to endure on its different difficulties. He provides a finished set of regulations which can result in a real shift within the distribution of source of revenue in constructed international locations. the matter, Atkinson indicates, isn't easily that the wealthy have become richer. we're additionally failing to take on poverty, and the economic climate is speedily altering to depart nearly all of humans at the back of. to lessen inequality, we need to transcend putting new taxes at the filthy rich to fund current courses. we want clean rules. Atkinson therefore recommends bold new regulations in 5 components: expertise, employment, social defense, the sharing of capital, and taxation. ‎ He defends those opposed to the typical arguments and excuses for state of no activity: that intervention will reduce the economic climate, that globalization makes motion most unlikely, and that new rules can't be afforded.

More than simply a application for swap, Atkinson’s e-book is a voice of desire and trained optimism in regards to the chances for political action.

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