Debating Inequality

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

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.