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The Prospect Podcast #91: Confronting inequality, with David Blanchflower and Angus Deaton

The Nobel Prize winner also reflects on America's 2020 presidential election

By Prospect Team  

Has inequality gotten worse? And where have all the good jobs gone? In this special edition of the Prospect podcast, we talk to economist David Blanchflower at our inequality crisis, and why tackling the unemployment rate may not be the best way to make things better.

Plus, we present clips from Nobel prize winner Angus Deaton’s event with Prospect and the British Academy, where the “deaths of despair” economist talks about the difference between inequality and unfairness, and which presidential candidate he thinks will measure up to Trump in 2020. 

Blanchflower’s new book Not Working: Where Have All the Good Jobs Gone is out with Princeton University Press.

       
Find all episodes of the Prospect podcast here

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