• James Heskett


Do Productivity Increases Contribute to Social Inequality?. James Heskett, January 8, 2014, Opinion. "Inequality in our society is an important and growing issue. It prompted a debate among respondents to this month's column about the causes, specifically the role played by innovation leading to increased productivity without attendant economic growth. One respondent turned the topic on its head, posing a more interesting question of whether equality fosters productivity. Several felt that innovation and productivity increases are leading to inequality. As Donald Shaw put it, "Technology development has always displaced some workers while creating new jobs more or less ..." Link verified April 3, 2014