Why is inequality so great in a democracy?

Thomas B. Edsall has an excellent new op ed exploring the reasons why the United States, a democracy, has such great inequality.   One might think that a democracy would take steps to reduce the great inequality that now exists;  his article explores how Thomas Piketty,  Adam Bonica (Why Hasn’t Democracy Slowed Rising Inequality), Daren Acemooglu, Dean Baker (Rigged)  and others explain this.

Why is it so hard for democracy to deal with inequality?  Thomas B. Edsall New York Times  February 15, 2018

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