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Explaining the rise of Australian inequality

January 15, 2017

Explaining the rise of Australian inequality

Andrew Leigh, Shadow Assistant Treasurer, Per Capita Reform Agenda Series (December 2016). At the forum, Dr Leigh outlined the drivers of inequality in Australia. The big drivers of inequality, he argued, are low union membership, technology, globalisation, taxes and transfers, and market concentration. The strongest friends of egalitarianism include a fair transfer system and good unions, while some of the biggest challenges are robots and monopolies.