Publication Date

2007

Publication Title

Public Law & Legal Theory

Abstract

This brief chapter surveys some of the economic literature concerning the instrumental costs of material inequality. Economic theory predicts, and econometric evidence finds, that inequality increases crime and political corruption and, in certain circumstances, constrains growth.

Number

189

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