For decades, the gap between the rich and poor in high-income economies has been expanding, particularly in the United States. The twin shocks of a health crisis and a global recession are widening those divisions, raising moral, social, economic, and political challenges.
The Peterson Institute has launched a digital feature on “How to Fix Economic Inequality? An Overview of Policies for High-Income Economies,” providing an engaging and comprehensive look at the rise of inequality over 50 years and a review of recommendations from leading experts on how to rebuild more equitable societies. The feature also traces the policy failures that have left millions vulnerable to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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