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Richard Epstein analyzes redistributive remedies for income inequality on American Conversation Essentials

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Hoover fellow Richard Epstein on income inequality.

Senior Fellow Richard Epstein analyzes redistributive remedies for perceived income inequality. It is not possible, Epstein believes, to make the poor richer by making the rich poorer. Increased taxation at the top end of the income scale, he maintains, reduces investment, which reduces opportunity and prevents real wages from increasing.

Recorded on Wednesday, June 5, 2013