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Title:Inequality in historical perspective PDF Logo
Authors:Jolly, Richard
Issue Date:2006
Series/Report no.:Research Paper, UNU-WIDER, United Nations University (UNU) 2006/32
Abstract:Adam Smith, Tom Paine, John Stuart Mill and Karl Marx were all bold and outspoken about the injustices of extreme inequality, nationally and internationally. Yet by almost every standard, global inequality has grown substantially since they were writing, and national income inequality also over the last two or three decades. There is a case today for more outspokenness about the extremes of inequality, both about the causes and how these causes are linked to extreme injustices in the past.
Subjects:income inequality
classical economists
United Nations
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:WIDER Research Papers, United Nations University (UNU)

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