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The Transition to Egalitarian Development
The Transition to Egalitarian Development
By Keith Griffin and Jeffrey James
St. Martin's, 1981, 128 pp
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Wide-ranging but concise, this rigorous analysis concludes that to redistribute income on any large scale you have to redistribute wealth and do it quickly. Partial steps usually produce losers as well as gainers among the poor, but the authors suggest some possible, though difficult, transitional measures.