Can democracy help with inequality?

Daron Acemoglu, Suresh Naidu, Pascual Restrepo, James A Robinson, 7 February 2014



There is a great deal of concern at the moment about the consequences of rising levels of inequality in North America and Western Europe. Will this lead to an oligarchisation of the political system, and imperil political and social stability? Many find such dynamics puzzling given that it is happening in democratic countries.

Topics: Politics and economics, Poverty and income inequality
Tags: democracy, Director’s Law, Inequality, Median Voter, redistribution

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