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Unformatted text preview: i) Wealth tax 3) Politics, politics, politics a) Economic inequality is rarely a target in itself b) Historically addressed when: i) Shared sacrifice, esp. war ii) Severe economic dislocation iii) Social mobilization (civil rights movement, labor) and unrest iv) Touches better off, directly or indirectly (1) Backlash against globalization? (2) Rise of “Office Park Populists?” 4) The future of American Politics and Policy a) The welfare state in an age of limits b) Taxation and new fiscal order c) The motives and prospects for political-institutional reform...
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course PLSC 203 taught by Professor Jacobhacker during the Spring '07 term at Yale.
- Spring '07