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How much should we worry about inequality?

July 2002 - How much should we worry about inequality?Inequality seems to be one of the vexed problems of modernity. Few would argue that perfect equality (whatever that might be) is either possible or desirable, but even less would argue that too much inequality is good, either. So the question, then, is about how much inequality is optimal. How much is too much, and how do we know?

Unemployment, inequality and public responsibility
by William Mitchell - 2/08/2002
Can we trust official statistics?
by Peter Saunders - 31/07/2002
Measuring the income divide: how does Australia compare?
by Stephen Ziguras - 15/07/2002
Why bother about economic inequality?
by Frank Stilwell - 15/07/2002
Poverty and inequality: why it matters
by Megan Mitchell - 15/07/2002
Justice the yardstick, not equality
by Noel Preston - 15/07/2002
When equal can mean unjust
by Peter Saunders - 15/07/2002

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