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Is Inequality Bad for the Middle Class?

Liberals care a lot about economic inequality, but most people don’t. So liberals have spent a lot of time trying to establish that economic inequality contributes to problems that most people do care about. In particular, they have tried to link it to weak economic growth and stagnant incomes for the middle class. Unsuccessfully, concludes Scott Winship in a new paper.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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