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Appeared in: Volume 12, Number 3
Published on: January 3, 2017
Social Science
The Inequality Hype

The great devil of progressives turns out to be mainly a figment of accounting. Better data gives us a more heartening picture of American well-being.

Neil Gilbert is Chernin Professor of Social Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley. This essay is adapted from his latest book, Never Enough: Capitalism and the Progressive Spirit (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).
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