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- Author: Suresh Naidu, Dani Rodrik, Gabriel Zucman
- Publication Date: 01-2019
- Content Type: Policy Brief
- Institution: Economics for Inclusive Prosperity (EfIP)
- Abstract: We live in an age of astonishing inequality. Income and wealth disparities between the rich and the poor in the United States have risen to heights not seen since the gilded age in the early part of the 20th century, and are among the highest in the developed world. Median wages for American workers remain at 1970s levels. Fewer and fewer among newer generations can expect to do better than their parents. Organizational and technological changes and globalization have fueled great wealth accumulation among those able to take advantage of them, but have left large segments of the population behind. U.S. life expectancy has declined for the third year in a row in 2017, and the allocation of healthcare looks both inefficient and unfair. Advances in automation and digitization threaten even greater labor market disruptions in the years ahead. Climate change fueled disasters increasingly disrupt everyday life. Greater prosperity and inclusion both seem attainable, yet the joint target recedes ever further.
- Topic: Economics, Capitalism, Inequality, Economic Policy, Economic Theory
- Political Geography: United States