Income inequality in Europe is on the rise. The European debt crisis and the Great Recession added urgency to the need to address inequalities and to respond to the middle-class households that feel left behind. However, the benefits of economic growth after the recession have not affected all equally and income inequalities have risen further.
How can policy-makers best resolve these inequalities?
Should we be addressing globalisation, technological change, skill mismatches or inadequate social and economic policies?
Should we focus on redistributing existing wealth by taxing the rich, rather than relying on philanthropy?