Washington Post Discusses New McCarty Paper on Inequality and Political Polarization

Monday, Oct 26, 2015

Professor Nolan McCarty's paper on Unequal Incomes, Ideology and Gridlock: How Rising Inequality Increases Political Polarization (with John Voorheis and Boris Shor) was discussed in The Washington PostThese political scientists may have just discovered why U.S. politics are a disasterMcCarty and co-authors find that income inequality has a large, positive and statistically significant effect on political polarization. Nolan McCarty is Susan Dod Brown Professor of Politics and Public Affairs, Chair of the Department of Politics, and a faculty associate of the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics (CSDP) at Princeton University.