Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Unbound: How Inequality Constricts Our Economy — Heather Boushey

Inequality constricts growth by:
  • Obstructing the supply of people and ideas into our economy and limiting opportunity for those not already at the top, which slows productivity growth over time
  • Subverting the institutions that manage the market, making our political system ineffective and our labor markets dysfunctional
  • Distorting demand through its effects on consumption and investment, which both drags down and destabilizes short- and long-term growth in economic output
Capitalism produces inequality, and inequality undermines the foundation of capitalism. "Internal contradiction" that leads to social, political and economic transformation through the operation of the historical dialectic, to go all Marx on it. 

WCEG — The Equitablog
Unbound: How Inequality Constricts Our Economy
Heather Boushey, California Future of Work Commission

1 comment:

Matt Franko said...

Nobody goes to school to learn to perform “capitalism!”....