Equality, growth, and the myopic society

Gill, Richard T.
June 1997
Public Interest;Summer97, Issue 128, p110
Academic Journal
Explores the relationship between the goal of economic equality to the priority given to the American economic goal of long-term growth. Overall involvement of the government in the economy of the 1990s; Emotional tradeoff between growth and equality; Theoretical connection between short time horizons or temporal myopia and the elevation of equality to a higher priority among societal goals.


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