Books et al.Economics

Achieving equality

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Science  21 Aug 2015:
Vol. 349, Issue 6250, pp. 797
DOI: 10.1126/science.aac8272

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When Anthony Atkinson publishes a book, we should pay attention, begins reviewer Marc Fleurbaey. According to Fleurbaey, Atkinson is the best expert on the topic of inequality, mastering the theory and the empirics as well as the relevant politics. In this timely tome, Atkinson offers concrete policy proposals intended to combat the growing disparity in economic equality, while systematically debunking the standard objections to actions against inequality.