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Inequality: the defining issue of this century

By Kevin Baron on Jun 8, 2017 9:21:11 AM

Contemporary economic growth is also a story of rising inequality.  For example, in the United States, average annual income is over $50,000, whereas in Niger per person income per year is under $500, or less than one percent of that in the United States.  But even within developed countries, inequality is rising.  There is also a significant urban-rural divide in education, opportunities, and fiscal growth potential.  How can governments and businesses face these emerging issues with attainable solutions?

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