Joseph Stiglitz joined this week with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Sen. Elizabeth Warren to propose a 13-point agenda for restoring the middle class. It was called "The Progressive Agenda to Combat Income Inequality," but its proposals include both redistributive and opportunity-creating policies.
That's to be expected, and it's a good thing. There's no need to choose between inequality and opportunity. In fact, when it comes right down to it, that's no choice at all.