Do Conservatives Use Attacks on Crony Capitalism as a Weak Defense Against Economic Inequality?

Some conservatives, to their credit, take seriously the problems of an unequal society and what it means for those who aren’t among the economic elite. But those conservatives are the exceptions. Most just don’t think inequality is that big a deal, if they even care about it in the first place. (A few even say so clearly.) I suspect many of these conservatives are talking about crony capitalism again for the same reason they were doing it a year ago—because saying nothing would look bad, and this weak answer is the best they’ve got.

Via Thomas Piketty, Crony Capitalism, and Conservatives on Inequality @ New Republic.

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