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Insightful weekly commentary on news & current events from economist Antony Davies and political scientist James R. Harrigan.

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What Does Equality Even Mean?

June 19, 2019

The word “equality” is a tricky one. It means different things to different people in different contexts. Do we mean “income equality”? “Wealth equality”? “Equality before the law”? And how does that sync up with “fairness”? Why are so many fine with professional athletes and movie stars making hundreds of millions of dollars but not CEOs? Join Antony Davies and James Harrigan as they delve into the subject live from FEEcon 2019 on this week’s episode of Words & Numbers.

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Quick hits:

Tulsi Gabbard

People spending more on the Internet than at restaurants

Foolishness of the week:

O.J. Simpson “has a little getting even to do”

Topic of the week: Inequality:

The problem of inequality

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