Quick & New: Escaping the Inequality-Data Dark Ages

Thomas Piketty, Lucas Chancel, Facundo Alvaredo, Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman argue that we need to develop an internationally recognized set of indicators and methods for tracking income and wealth inequality.

 

In a recent article on Project Syndicate, leading researchers on economic inequality argue for more publicly available data on the income and wealth levels of the top 1%, 0.1%, and 0.001%, as well as the effective taxes paid by these groups. The full article can be read – here.

 

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