Inequality and Economic Growth

@inproceedings{Stiglitz2016InequalityAE,
  title={Inequality and Economic Growth},
  author={Joseph E. Stiglitz},
  year={2016}
}
IN 1HE middle of the twentieth century, it came to be believed that 'a rising tide lifts all boats': economic growth would bring increasing wealth and higher living standards to all sections of society. At the time, there was some evidence behind that claim. In industrialised countries in the 1950s and 1960s every group was advancing, and those with lower incomes were rising most rapidly. In the ensuing economic and political debate, this 'rising-tide hypothesis' evolved into a much more… CONTINUE READING

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