The Washington Post’s Robert Samuelson today weighs in with an informed column on cultural changes affecting income inequality. His conclusion: it’s not necessarily bad and its roots are too complicated to do much about anyway. He also hopes the debate doesn’t devolve into an empty exercise in “class warfare.” The term bothers me because it’s invariably employed to head off any discussion of class at all. I don’t agree with any of it, but the piece is well worth reading.
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Samuelson says there’s nothing to be done
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