Emmanuel Saez y la desigualdad económica

Emmanuel Saez, economista de Berkeley da una entrevista y habla acerca de la desigualdad y la política de Obama. Tiene unos puntos muy valiosos sobre el origen del ingreso de los más ricos. Vale la pena.

On the basis of your research, do you think that rent is an important source of the recent growth in income inequality?

ES: If we define rent in terms of situations where pay doesn’t correspond to what economists call ‘marginal productivity’—that is, the economic contribution a person is providing—I would say yes, because the evolution of income concentration over time and across countries has a number of features that are inconsistent with the story where pay is everywhere equal to productivity.

vía Boston Review — Emmanuel Saez and David Grusky: Taxing Away Inequality.