William Bernstein, “On Inequality” (MP3 audio), Econtalk, 2008/10/06

Trade between countries can be good for the societies, or bad.

William Bernstein, author of A Splendid Exchange, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about inequality.

Bernstein is worried about it; Roberts is not. Bernstein argues that inequality is damaging to the health of low-status people and hurts the health of the economy. Roberts challenges Bernstein’s empirical evidence. It’s a lively conversation on the economics of status, productivity and the progressivity of taxes.

Bernstein on Inequality | EconTalk | Library of Economics and Liberty

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