The debate about inequality has been ill served by the failure to conceptually distinguish inequalities that are socially harmful from inequalities that are not. Making this distinction can help society focus on removing bad policies and other impediments that harm the poor and marginalized.

Vincent J. Geloso is an assistant professor of economics at George Mason University who obtained his Ph.D. in economic history from the London School of Economics.
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Steven G. Horwitz was Distinguished Professor of Free Enterprise and the Director of the Institute for the Study of Political Economy at Ball State University.
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