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The author analyses and criticises the thesis whereby a situation marked by sharp economic inequality – that of the United States today, for example – has a destabilising effect on politics. The author’s position, founded on both theoretical and empirical arguments, is that political stability relates directly not to the distribution of income among the various groups, but to income level (that is, average income), that a negative correlation exists between income level and the equality of its distribution, and hence that a system based on the free market – tending more towards the maximisation of wealth than to the maximisation of utility within a viewpoint incorporating distributive weights (adopting the hypothesis of the decreasing marginal utility of income, for example) – will tend in turn to promote political stability.