“One important factor, they mainly agree, was the opening up of China, Eastern Europe, and other less advanced regions to world trade; another was the liberalization of capital markets. Rising import competition hurt employment in domestic manufacturing and held down wages. Most economists also agree that changes in technology have put unskilled workers at a stark disadvantage. What they disagree about is the role of government policy.” The New Yorker’s Liaquat Ahamed on America’s inequality roller coaster: The Rich Can’t Get Richer Forever, Can They?