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The Impoverished Debate on Inequality

July 18, 2014

Is there an acceptable level of inequality for a society to maintain? This was one of the questions addressed by economist Douglas Holtz-Eakin during the course of Tikvah’s advanced institute on “The Israeli Economy: A Strategy for the Future.” As became apparent during the discussion, this a debate often mired in envy for the wealthy, rather than sympathy for and a desire to truly help those struggling in the post-financial-crisis economy.

 

 

 


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