The Political Roots of Inequality

Political inequality drives economic inequality, not the other way around.

Appeared in: Volume 8, Number 5 | Published on: April 12, 2013

Nolan McCarty is Susan Dod Brown Professor of Politics and Public Affairs at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and co-author (with Keith T. Poole and Howard Rosenthal) of Political Bubbles: Financial Crises and the Failure of American Democracy, forthcoming in June 2013 from Princeton University Press.

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