Public opinion on immigration: Has the recession changed minds?

Timothy J Hatton 07 June 2014

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Topics:  Migration Politics and economics

Tags:  democracy, immigration, politics, populism, European parliament

Preferences for redistribution: The crisis, reduced inequality, and soak-the-rich populism

Alberto Alesina, Paola Giuliano 23 April 2009

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The current financial crisis will reduce income and wealth inequality. The rich who heavily invested in financial and stock markets have lost much more than the less wealthy. The relatively poor “young” may face the sale of the century. Go and tell a young (and poor) just-married couple that the collapse of housing prices is a problem; mention to a young worker just beginning to accumulate retirement money that low stock prices are a problem!

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Topics:  Poverty and income inequality

Tags:  redistribution, financial crisis, US inequalities, populism