Principles of Economics 2e
Principles of Economics 2e
2nd Edition
ISBN: 9781947172364
Author: Steven A. Greenlaw; David Shapiro
Publisher: OpenStax
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How does a society or a country make the decision about the tradeoff between equality and economic output? Hint: Think about the political system.

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