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Volume 22  Number 1  •  Summer 2017
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The Limits of Redistribution and the Impossibility of Egalitarian Ends
By Jeremy Jackson, Jeffrey Palm
This article appeared in the Summer 2017 issue of The Independent Review

Inequalities in wealth and well-being are impossible to eliminate, except perhaps in a certain kind of totalitarian society. One reason that inequality is intractable is that social capital cannot be redistributed equally.

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