“Inequality” sounds like something that happens by accident and can be remedied by fiddling around the edges. It is not as if the rich are a little more equal and the poor a little less equal, and if we shift a bit we’ll all come out in the middle. What we’ve been calling “income inequality” might be better understood as a war waged by US political and economic policy on the poor.
The full article dives into a bunch of different perspectives on the concept of income inequality, highlighting why the whole thing is a problem. Interesting1 read.
- and slightly depressing ↩