Fighting Inequality: Which Nations Do More Than Pay Lip Service?

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Two global groups have joined to create a first-ever yardstick for holding our world’s top politicos accountable, nation by nation, for narrowing our grand divides.

  • DHFabian

    In the US, the “inequality” discussion is restricted to the gap between low-income and rich, and has disappeared the no-income in post-welfare aid America. It doesn’t seem so bad because people aren’t starving to death on the streets. No question, they are removed, moved into hospitals or jails before reaching that point, if they don’t first fall to pneumonia, street violence, etc. Enough edible garbage can still be found, some change can still be obtained by recycling and panhandling. Nevertheless, the overall life expectancy of the US poor already fell below that of every developed nation. Our inequality discussion remains hypocritical as long as we ignore our own poverty crisis.