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Glenn Loury (Watson Institute for International and Public AffairsBrown University) and David Grusky (Stanford University)

On The Glenn Slow, David argues that the fight against economic inequality should move beyond taxing the rich—excessive executive compensation and restricted admissions at elite colleges contribute to the problem as well. Glenn wonders why the US is so averse to raising anyone’s taxes and notes that he sees nothing necessarily unfair or inefficient in economic rents. David and Glenn discuss how unions can promote inequality within the working class. They debate whether elite colleges are artificially limiting the number of highly trained graduates, thereby enhancing inequality. They end on a point of agreement about the moral imperative and political difficulty of achieving genuine equality of opportunity.

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Recorded:Apr 4    Posted:Apr 6, 2012
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The Glenn Show | Apr 6, 2012 | Glenn Loury & David Grusky

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