GV4D4 - week 3

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These are my notes from October 10 for GV4D4 at the London School of Economics for the 2017-2018 school year. I took this module as part of the one-year Inequalities and Social Science MSc program.

The usual disclaimer: all notes are my personal impressions and do not necessarily reflect the view of the lecturer.

Inequality and Redistribution in the Rich Democracies


Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty (chapters 7-11)

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9: inequality of labour income

Chapter 10

Chapter 11: merit and inheritance


The Meltzer and Richard model

(The 1981 theory proposed by Allan H. Meltzer and Scott F. Richard that was discussed last class. I personally think it’s extremely flawed but I guess it’s worth understanding better.)

The impact of different electoral systems

Why don’t people vote for greater distribution?


Some topics discussed: