The New Yorker’s Political Scene section has recently featured Professor Gabriel Zucman and his research into wealth inequality and tax havens, with an emphasis on how Prof. Zucman’s research is currently shaping Democratic Primary candidates’ policy proposals. Gabriel Zucman and his colleagues are advocating a progressive wealth tax as a solution to global inequality, one that rethinks both evasion and the goals of taxation. Author Benjamin Wallace-Wells takes a deep dive into Prof. Zucman’s work through interviews on the UC Berkeley Campus and a review of his visionary perspectives on global economics and current economic discourse.


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