TITLE

Geese, Golden Eggs, and Traps Why Inequality Is Bad for the Economy

AUTHOR(S)
Tilly, Chris
PUB. DATE
July 2004
SOURCE
Dollars & Sense;Jul/Aug2004, Issue 254, p25
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Explains why income inequality is bad for the economy of the United States. Argument of conservatives in support income inequality; Flaws in the argument of conservatives; Contention that income equality can boost industrial growth; Correlation between income inequality and social conflict; Examination on the correlation between economic growth and income equality.
ACCESSION #
14263265

 

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