Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Stephen B. Cohen
(Georgetown) has posted Inequality and the Deficit
, 132 Tax Notes 273 (July 18, 2011), on SSRN:
The enormous increase in economic inequality in the United States should play a central role in public discourse about the federal deficit. This essay reviews statistical evidence of trends in the distribution of income and wealth in the United States. The evidence demonstrates a dramatic increase in economic inequality. The gap between the rich and poor, and between the rich and the middle class, is today wider than at any other time in the past four decades.