Tag Archives: Inequality

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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Unions and Inequality Over the Twentieth Century: New Evidence from Survey Data

NBER [access req’d]: Unions and Inequality Over the Twentieth Century: New Evidence from Survey Data. Henry S. Farber, Daniel Herbst, Ilyana Kuziemko, Suresh Naidu. NBER Working Paper No. 24587 Issued in May 2018, “It is well-documented that, since at least … Continue reading

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The Role Incarceration of African Americans Has Played in Perpetuating Inequality

The NAACP furnishes statistics on the racial disparities of the American incarceration system: In 2014, African Americans constituted 2.3 million, or 34%, of the total 6.8 million correctional population. African Americans are incarcerated at more than 5 times the rate … Continue reading

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German Inheritance Wave Stokes Fears Over Inequality

Germany has enjoyed seventy years of political and economic stability. In recent years, this calm has led to a vibrant increase in wealth inheritance. The country wants to present itself as a meritocracy, but this could be problematic with the… … Continue reading

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Youtube videos in which I discuss inequality

NYU Law School has now posted three Youtube videos (each just over a minute long) in which I discuss inequality.In the first one, available here, I discuss the differences between high-end and low-end inequality.In the second, available here, I discuss … Continue reading

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