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Congressional gridlock helps to make income inequality worse

Enns, Peter K., Kelly, Nathan J., Morgan, Jana, Volscho, Thomas and Witko, Christopher (2014) Congressional gridlock helps to make income inequality worse. LSE American Politics and Policy (10 Apr 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Last December, President Obama warned of ‘dangerous and growing inequality’ in America, reflecting growing concerns that inequality is increasing, especially in relation to other countries. Peter K. Enns, Nathan J. Kelly, Jana Morgan, Thomas Volscho and Christopher Witko investigate the role of what they argue is a major contributing factor to rising inequality: the tendency for the current political and economic conditions to maintain the policy status quo. They argue that the increasing political polarization that makes it harder for Congress to pass laws in turn contributes to rising inequality, especially when inequality is already growing rapidly.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Authors; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2014 08:54
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 15:04
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58827

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