Economic Progress

Thatcher, Reagan and Robin Hood: a history of wealth inequality

People wait in line looking for jobs during a Job Fair at the Miami Dade College in Miami, Florida March 4, 2009. Jobs fairs are attracting hundreds of unemployed Americans across the country looking for work. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (UNITED STATES) - RTXCCH5

How should we tackle persistent wealth inequality? Fortunately, history provides some clues. Image: REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Andrew Newell
Professor of Economics, University of Sussex
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