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Why inequality matters. by ifyouonlyreadonethingthisweek
April 2, 2008, 8:52 pm
Filed under: Development theory, If you only have 15 mins

Nancy Birsall is the founding president of the Center for Global Development (which is worth a look in itself – check out her YouTube video on Cash-on-delivery aid). She is an ex-World Bank economist who has been involved in several major studies of the role of inequality in economic development. Her article in the Boston Review is about inequality, and why we need to pay attention to whether it is working for or against us. So is inequality good or bad? Unfortunately, as usual, it’s not that simple. It could be crucial that we understand it though – read all about it here.

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