Many economists agree that inequality has risen in recent decades, but that’s where the agreement ends. Measuring the trend is contentious, and it’s more than just a methodological squabble. How severe one sees the problem informs the policies proposed, from no change to a host of new taxes aimed at correcting the imbalance. On this special episode of the Chicago Booth Review Podcast, we present a conversation between two economists who take very different views on inequality: Chicago Booth’s Steve Kaplan and University of California at Berkeley’s Emmanuel Saez.

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