INEQUALITY: Unrigging the Game


Is inequality really inevitable? Berkeley's Emmanuel Saez and Paul Pierson argue that good public policy is the solution for evening out income distribution.

Income inequality in the United States and Latin America has been rising since the late 1970s. This rise in inequality is sometimes attributed to a so-called “new economic reality.” Globalization and technological change, according to this view, lead inevitably to growing income concentration among top earners.

Carola Binder
Publication date: 
August 21, 2014
Publication type: 
Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies Article