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Brahmin Left vs Merchant Right: Rising Inequality and the Changing Structure of Political Conflict


Septiembre de 2018   Abstract. Using post-electoral surveys from France, Britain and the US, this paper documents a striking long-run evolution in the structure of political cleavages. In the 1950s-1960s, the vote for left-wing (socialist-labour-democratic) parties was associated with lower education and lower income voters. It has gradually become associated with higher education voters, giving […]

Brahmin Left vs Merchant Rigth: Rising Inequality & the Changing Structure of Political Conflict Figures and tables


Septiembre de 2018   • Key question: whyhasn’tdemocracyslowedrisinginequality? • Weobserve risinginequalityin mostworld regionssince1980 • One couldhave expectedrisingpoliticaldemandfor redistribution • So whydo weseemore xenophobicpopulismand identity-based politics (Brexit, Trump, Le Pen, Modi, AfD, etc.), ratherthanmore class-based (income-basedand wealth-based) politics? • Wastheresomethingunique about 1950-1980 egalitarianperiod? Whydidithappenand whydiditend? Will ithappenagain? • Do weneedextremecircumstances(wars, crisis, revolutions, etc.) to producethe kindof […]

Informe sobre la desigualdad global. 2018



Facundo Alvaredo, Lucas Chancel, Thomas Piketty Emmanuel Saez, Gabriel Zucman, 20 enero 2018 El Informe sobre la Desigualdad Global 2018 ofrece a los distintos actores sociales la evidencia necesaria para permitirles participar de forma más informada en el debate sobre la desigualdad. Para su elaboración, el World Inequality Lab (Laboratorio sobre la Desigualdad Global) se basa en […]