Tag Archives: Inequality

Elizabeth Warren's Proposal to Give Employees 40% of Corporate Board Seats Will Increase Inequality

This is fascinating: This paper examines how direct involvement of employees in corporate governance affects executive compensation. German law mandates that half of the supervisory board seats… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, … Continue reading

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Legal Theory Bookworm: "Why Does Inequality Matter?" by Scanlon

The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends Why Does Inequality Matter? by  T. M. Scanlon.  Here is a description:  Inequality is widely regarded as morally objectionable: T. M. Scanlon investigates why it matters to us. Demands for greater equality can seem puzzling, because it can … Continue reading

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Chacon and Jensen on Direct Democracy, Constitutional Reform, and Political Inequality in Post-Colonial America

Mario Chacon and Jeff I. Jensen, both of New York University Abu Dhabi, have published Direct Democracy, Constitutional Reform, and Political Inequality in Post-Colonial America. Here is the abstract. The ratification of constitutional changes via referendum is an important mechanism … Continue reading

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Lack of inheritance tax is making inequality worse, think-tank study suggests

A group called the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) has been looking at the question of inheritance tax. Specifically, they have noticed that Canada is the only G7 country without an inheritance tax and they suggest that perhaps we … Continue reading

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Reducing Global Income Inequality by Empowering Entrepreneurship

Relatively few observers would disagree that income inequality has become a serious global challenge. The majority of respondents to an international survey conducted in 2014 by the Pew Research Center described the widening gap between rich and poor as a … Continue reading

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