Minding the Gap: A Conversation about Economic Inequality
Economists have measured America's growing wealth gap in great detail: by income, educational attainment, and in terms of the country's declining social mobility, among other metrics. At an MIT forum on March 13, 2012, however, economists suggested the issue matters for an overarching reason that's slightly harder to quantify: Inequality, they said, constitutes a threat to America's values and political system.
David Autor, MIT Department of Economics
Peter Diamond, MIT Department of Economics
Arjun Jayadev, Department of Economics, UMASS
Frank Levy, MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning
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Technology & Culture Forum at MIT