There's no question growing inequality is one of the most significant challenges facing the United States today. And it's often most severe in the largest U.S. cities and metro areas. Several recent studies (two of which I've already written about here at CityLab) have found inequality to be connected to economic clustering—the very force that propels innovation and economic growth.
But what exactly is the connection between inequality and economic growth? Do economic success stories always have to be connected to inequality?