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the 2 Minute Paper

Our 2min summaries provide a quick overview of academic papers on inequality (and some books). The idea of the 2-minute paper is to crowd-source a literature review that is useful to our group members. If you've recently read an interesting paper or book and would like to submit a summary, please visit our submission page.

The Question: Does a carbon tax necessarily exacerbate existing inequality? 

The Point: Climate change and economic inequality are inextricably linked.  Without substantial action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, research finds that climate change will disproportionately harm the poor both within the United St...

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