Did the Stinking Rich create the Great Divergence? (8) – By Timothy Noah – Slate Magazine

The Stinking Rich and the Great Divergence

via Did the Stinking Rich create the Great Divergence? (8) – By Timothy Noah – Slate Magazine.

A really good series on Slate raising lots of questions that have been on my mind since hearing Richard Wilkinson talk about the Spirit Level (http://www.equalitytrust.org.uk/) this summer

Need to read more about the work: Saez and Piketty’s 2003 ground-breaking paper, “Income Inequality in the United States, 1913-1998,”

Saez

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