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International organisations must take the lead on reducing income inequality

Trillas, Francesc (2014) International organisations must take the lead on reducing income inequality. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (18 Mar 2014). Website.

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Is income inequality always bad for society? Francesc Trillas writes on the impact of inequality on democracy. Taking issue with the perspectives of economists such as Gregory Mankiw, he argues that a growing income gap between the wealthy and the rest of society can pose a fundamental challenge for a country’s political system. He notes that the effects of globalisation, combined with the flawed incentives contained within national politics, have reduced the ability of nation states to tackle inequality. As a result only the development of new international institutions can solve the problem.

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Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2017 10:31
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 19:29

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