One of 2012’s most important books is on one of America’s most important topics: inequality. Tim Noah’s The Great Divergence: America’s Growing Inequality Crisis and What We Can Do about It, is a landmark analysis of the subject, weighing various suggested causes for growing inequality and examining possible solutions.

At Ten Miles Square, the Washington Monthly is holding a discussion of the book and its topic between two very distinguished essayists: Mark Schmitt of the Roosevelt Institute (and former executive editor at TAP), and Brink Lindsey of the Kauffman Foundation (and former vice president for research at the Cato Institute). The initial entries from Schmitt and Lindsey are now up; please go check them out.

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Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.