With a growing body of evi­dence to sup­port that eco­nomic inequality sup­presses growth and cre­ates insta­bility, what should the next pres­i­dent do to reverse this long standing trend?

North­eastern University’s Barry Blue­stone and Boston Fed­eral Reserve Bank econ­o­mist Katharine Brad­bury offer their thoughts.

Barry Blue­stone:

In our quest to under­stand rising U.S. inequality since the early 1970s, many econ­o­mists are eager to blame “skilled biased tech­no­log­ical change” – the idea that a modern economy rewards those with the best skills and pun­ishes those with the least skills.

 

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