Uneven Chunks


INEQUALITY: What Can Be Done
Anthony B. Atkinson
HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
384 pages; Rs 1,250
What is the definition of inequality and just how unequal are our societies?This book is concerned with ways of reducing the extent of inequality, and we need to be clear at the outset exactly what is, and what is not, meant by this goal. Let me begin by removing one possible misconception.I am not seeking to eliminate all differences in economic outcomes.I am not aiming for total equality. Indeed, certain differences in economic rewards may be quite justifiable. Rather, the goal is to reduce […]