>Rich and the Rest (The Economist)

In late January 2011, The Economist considered the gap between “the rich and the rest.” Because comments and statistics were spread between 12 different short articles on the topic, I summarized the information for the other students in Economic Justice.

Click here to view my 8-page summary (PDF). And you can read the intro article online–The rich and the rest. Here is the first paragraph:

APART from being famous and influential, Hu Jintao, David Cameron, Warren Buffett and Dominique Strauss-Kahn do not obviously have a lot in common. So it tells you something about the breadth of global concerns about inequality that China’s president, Britain’s prime minister, America’s second-richest man and the head of the International Monetary Fund have all worried, loudly and publicly, about the dangers of a rising gap between the rich and the rest. [complete article]

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