The EconLit abstract of the reviewed work begins: Explores changes in the level and distribution of income in the United States since 1979 and considers the forces that drive changes in inequality. Discusses a broader look at changing inequality; changing inequality in annual earnings
and its components; changing inequality in total income and its components; understanding these changes; how economic shocks change income distribution; ways to reduce inequality and their limits; and changing inequality in the United States today. Blank is Acting Secretary of the U.S. Department
of Commerce. Index.
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