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Appeared in: Volume 12, Number 5
Published on: March 20, 2017
Social Ills
What Inequality Doesn’t Mean

Is inequality a death sentence for the American republic? Two recent books vigorously argue both sides of the case—with the naysayer pulling out ahead.

Neil Gilbert is the Chernin Professor Social Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley. His most recent book is Never Enough: Capitalism and the Progressive Spirit (Oxford University Press, 2017).
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