Optimizing Inequality

Take a professor's poll on alumni opinions about the distribution of wealth in America.

Michael Norton

When Harvard Business School associate professor Michael Norton set out to survey preferences about the distribution of wealth in America, he learned that people’s perceptions were not always accurate—and were often surprising.

You’ll be able to read more about Norton’s research in the November-December 2011 issue of Harvard Magazine, available online October 19.

For now, you can participate in Norton’s research: he is polling Harvard alumni to see whether their perceptions and preferences match those of the other groups he surveyed. Click to take the survey. Check back on October 19 for a summary of the results.

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