mine, all mine

Excellent analysis from the Big Red E on the growth of income inequality. The question: is it a problem? The answer: yes, but also, consider the details. I particularly like the point about mortgage interest rate reduction being, in effect, a subsidy to the well-off. The model solution: Teddy Rooseveltian mitigation through liberation. Nice point that it is precisely closed corporate shops, intimately interrelated with anti-entrepreneurial governments,  that have produced the world’s greasiest oligarchs, from Mexico to China to Russia.

Author: JD Fleming

I am Professor of English Literature at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, BC. My work is in intellectual history of the early-modern period (1500-1700), with a special interest in epistemic issues around the emergence of modern natural science (the "Scientific Revolution"). In 2012, I initiated the international conference series "Scientiae: Disciplines of Knowing in the Early Modern World."

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