"Inequality is like cinnamon. A little spices life up. But we are at cinnamon-challenge levels of inequality over here!"
"Economic inequality is like blood pressure: Too high could mean disaster; too low and the economy, or the patient, is sluggish."
This article should be read.
"How much inequality is too much remains a difficult question
to answer, and is clearly linked to particular economic,political and cultural circumstances, but this research has at least given investors cause to consider the question.
James Galbraith suggests a biological metaphor: inequality is like blood pressure. When too high, blood pressure is a potential cause of harm to the body, and a potential sign of other
troubling activity in the system."
"Ultimately, inequality is like industrial pollution. You can never have zero. Indeed, some inequality is desirable as it spurs hard work, innovation and entrepreneurship. But there is such a thing as too much inequality. It suffocates. That's when we need ..."
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