- Editor’s note: We asked four economists to offer their thoughts and insights on what they expect to be a key theme or issue in 2018.
Greg Wright, assistant professor of economics, University of California, Merced
Patricia Smith, professor of economics, University of Michigan
William Hauk, associate professor of economics, University of South Carolina
Income and wealth inequality are currently at levels last seen during the Gilded Age – when the top 10 percent of Americans owned nearly three-fourths of overall wealth, and the…