The increasing gap between the rich and poor is a growing concern for many Americans. Some say that inequality is “the defining issue of our time” (president Obama), “the root of social evil” (Pope Francis), and “a threat to our way of life” (Robert Reich).

Are they right? Should we care about inequality? In this debate against James Galbraith of the University of Texas, Yaron Brook, executive director of ARI, questions the premise of the whole debate.