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Global Trends in Income Inequality

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This political scientist thinks the world has become too complacent about inequality. It has profound moral and economic implications, he argues. In many places in the world, inequality is getting worse, not least in the developed countries. In a comprehensive analysis, he says the issues simply cannot be ignored.

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  • Robert Wade, 2011. "Global Trends in Income Inequality," Challenge, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 54(5), pages 54-75.
  • Handle: RePEc:mes:challe:v:54:y:2011:i:5:p:54-75
    DOI: 10.2753/0577-5132540504
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