Sita Nataraj Slavov

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Many of us in the U.S are too focused on our income inequality within the country to realize that it is a privilege to be born here. Those who care about social justice need to shift the dialogue from the income inequality in the U.S to the much greater problem of global disparity.

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Dave Brat, an economics professor, claims to be committed to the principles of a free market, but also appears to support heavy-handed intervention in governmental labor markets. How can he claim to be both a “free market guy” and have such strong beliefs about preventing immigration?

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Recent protests at Smith College, which succeeded in getting International Monetary Fund director Christine Lagarde to withdraw as commencement speaker, highlight a phenomenon where college students across the country are unwilling to hear viewpoints different than their own.

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (C) speaks at a "Give America a Raise" event to push the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, on Capitol Hill in Washington April 3, 2014.

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The costs of raising the minimum wage could be greater than previously thought, especially on younger workers. Much of the harm done to these workers could be avoided by exempting individuals under the age of 25 from the minimum wage.

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Inequality has traditionally been calculated in the United States in terms of annual cash income alone, but other, more comprehensive points of measurement should be considered.

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Based on fairness concerns, there’s a strong case for making the tax system more marriage neutral by shifting to individual rather than family-based taxation, and for providing increased support to low-income individuals without children.

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AEIdeas managing editor Natalie Scholls interviews Mathur and Slavov in latest issue of Free-Market Feminist.

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Fighting to lift up vulnerable people is a mission with universal resonance. It is time for advocates of free enterprise to join the conversation, explain the truth about inequality and redistribution, and articulate the principles that will restore opportunity for all.

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