In this short but informative video, recorded at the 2013 International Students for Liberty Conference for Learn Liberty, libertarian professor Steve Horwitz of St. Lawrence University debates professor Jeffrey Reiman of American University on the subject of inequality in America. This exchange builds on other materials put out by Learn Liberty on the subject of economic inequality, and touches on a variety of familiar issues ranging from income mobility, wealth inequality, changes in standards of living, and the fairness or unfairness of competing economic systems.
Does inequality matter? What causes it?
What can the government do about it?
What should the government do about it?
Watch the video above for the answers to all these questions and more, and learn why less government and freer markets are the only way to sustainably improve quality of life for everyone.