¿Por qué importa la desigualdad? Del economicismo a la integridad social (2015)

La falta de consenso existente en torno a la desigualdad contrasta con el aparente consenso construido alrededor de la necesidad de eliminar la pobreza. Se estudia la desigualdad por una diversidad de razones: para identiicar sus fuentes, sus consecuencias, el grado en el que la desigualdad es deseable, los vínculos dinámicos entre desigualdad y pobreza, o tratando de discernir las grandes fuerzas estructurales que la impulsan. Sin embargo, se presta poca atención a la objeción principal ante la desigualdad. Continue reading “¿Por qué importa la desigualdad? Del economicismo a la integridad social (2015)”

Why inequality matters: From economism to social integrity (2014)

Sociologists tend to assume inequality matters, while economists often assume it does not, saying inequality generates dynamic incentives in competitive markets. Alternatively, other economists say inequality does matter; this is but mainly because it affects economic growth, which they claim to be the foundation of social progress. Meanwhile, sociologists disagree over whether inequality matters due do its violation of social justice principles, of some notional social contract, or whether it is actually undermining the foundations of a coherent and functional human society. Continue reading “Why inequality matters: From economism to social integrity (2014)”