Abstract

Abstract:

What can we learn from the data on economic inequality? First, that comparisons should be made very carefully. That said, inequality connects to human rights in many ways that may elude precise measurement but not common sense. For example, oligarchy is the enemy of the demos, as the Athenians have known since Socrates.  An inherent imbalance stems from the fact that wealth is power, which creditors exercise over debtors. In considering how to reduce this power, when it comes to mobilizing people, high theory has uses, but it is much better to offer specific measures that will affect their lives.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2151-4372
Print ISSN
2151-4364
Pages
pp. 460-464
Launched on MUSE
2020-01-24
Open Access
No
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