INEQUALITY: Inclusive Development and Democracy


The third annual Chile-California Conference brought together leading academics and development practitioners to weigh in on the social and political consequences of income inequality in the Americas.

“In capitalism, there is a deep fear of democracy,” warned Robert Reich, a professor of Public Policy at UC Berkeley and former United States Secretary of Labor. “But,” he added, this fear is misplaced, “we should not fear this democracy.” It is only the recent context of hyper-inequality, evident in both the United States and Chile, which seems to set the two against each other.

James Gerardo Lamb
Publication date: 
August 21, 2014
Publication type: 
Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies Article