Great article by Joseph E. Stiglitz: "Inequality Is Not Inevitable"

Joseph E. Stiglitz:

220px-Joseph_E._Stiglitz_-_croppedPeople get tired of hearing about Scandinavian success stories, but the fact of the matter is that Sweden, Finland and Norway have all succeeded in having about as much or faster growth in per capita incomes than the United States and with far greater equality.

So why has America chosen these inequality-enhancing policies?
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We are not embracing a politics of envy if we reverse a politics of greed.
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Widening and deepening inequality is not driven by immutable economic laws, but by laws we have written ourselves.

Read the whole thing:

Inequality Is Not Inevitable - NYTimes.com.

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