Few Notes on Inequality in Israel: The Causes Behind Inequality

7 Pages Posted: 19 Feb 2021

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Konstantin Yanovskiy

Shomron Center for Economic Policy Research

Date Written: December 10, 2020


Real Justice has nothing in common with redistribution and disgraceful ‘equity’, so we are discussing inequality as a purely economic problem. There are two sources of inequality in focus in this short paper. The first one is rooted in the level of risks accepted by business: if a significant part of entrepreneurs is ‘risk loving’ innovators who could both to lose big or, or to win big it inevitably results in relatively high inequality (as it is observable in the US economy – Acemoglu et al, 2012; Adam Smith). The second source of inequality is high barriers for entering markets protecting crony – capitalists. The latter is quite typical for some autocratic governments as well as for every economy plagued by socialist-like institutions (as a majority of Latin American countries and Israel with 'socially oriented' patron-client pyramids in broad use - De Soto, 2002).

Keywords: Inequality Sources, Real Justice, Real Socialism, Billionaires

JEL Classification: D73, D72, D63

Suggested Citation

Yanovskiy, Konstantin (Moshe), Few Notes on Inequality in Israel: The Causes Behind Inequality (December 10, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3746659 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3746659

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