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What we should really do about inequality

We need to tackle the very top and bottom, and drop our preoccupation with the Gini coefficient and moralising about victimhood.

By Paul Collier   May 2015

Skyscrapers in London's Canary Wharf business district rise above a neighbouring housing estate. © Bloomberg/Getty

Inequality has replaced house prices as a fashionable topic for discussion. But anyone looking for a serious treatment of the problem, rather than just a dinner party conversation, should turn to these books by eminent economists who have made the study of inequality their life’s work. They complement each other: Anthony Atkinson focuses on rising inequality in post-1980 Britain,…

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