February 19, 2011 Leave a comment
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.
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]