Thursday, October 02, 2008

Arnold Kling and Nick Schulz on inequality

It's not a bug, it's a feature:
In order to make a dramatic impact on inequality, government would have to do something about the fundamental causes: technology and marriage patterns. However, putting a brake on technological progress seems hardly feasible or desirable. And forcing people to select mates at random rather than on the basis of similar backgrounds and tastes seems similarly unlikely.

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