Inequality reading list

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Important papers

OECD Reports

Inequality-growth tradeoff?

  • [Redistribution, Inequality, and Growth] ostry14
    • "lower net inequality is robustly correlated with faster and more durable growth, for a given level of redistribution"
    • "redistribution appears generally benign in terms of its impact on growth; only in
      extreme cases is there some evidence that it may have direct negative effects on growth"
  • [Reducing income inequality while boosting economic growth: Can it be done?] OECD2012
  • Less Income Inequality and More Growth – Are They Compatible?

Books



Reading Orwell: The Case for the Open Fire

The Case for the Open Fire was published in the Evening Standard on December 8, 1945. The essay shows a conservative attitude that a reader today...

Some dishonest tricks in arguments

Extension Today I saw this vivid example of extending the opponent's argument: A public speaker ... between the wars maintained that a country with as much distress...