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Robert Lieberman reviews Winner-Take-All Politics, a book about how public policy has contributed to income inequality in the US over the last 40 years.
Research in the American Journal of Political Science finds that rising inequality decreases political engagement by less affluent citizens.
Higher levels of economic inequality lead to weaker representation of the less affluent, finds research by the University of Lausanne, the University of Mannheim and the University of Berne.
Former Victorian Labor MP and Ministerial Adviser, Graham Ihlein, argues for major tax reform to improve democracy, but not by raising the GST.
Harvard University's Peter Hall searches for the source of the recent widespread doubts about the capabilities of representative government.
Thomas Edsell from Columbia University discusses some of the factors affecting political engagement in the US.
Andrew Reeves of Washington University in St Louis reviews The Unheavenly Chorus, a study on political participation and socio-economic status.
Martin Gilens of Princeton University and Benjamin Page of Northwestern University find that economic elites and business-based interest groups drive US policy.
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