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Part II - Sources of Inequality and Poverty

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  18 January 2024

Parthasarathi Shome
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London School of Economics and Political Science
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There is no substitute for natural language when it comes to expressing social identities or defining political ideologies … (or) when it comes to doing research in social science or thinking about the just society. Those who believe that we will one day be able to rely on a mathematical formula, algorithm, or economic model to determine the ‘socially optimal’ level of inequality are destined to be disappointed.

Thomas Piketty
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The Creation of Poverty and Inequality in India
Exclusion, Isolation, Domination and Extraction
, pp. 97 - 98
Publisher: Bristol University Press
Print publication year: 2023

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