The often-politicized euphemism “income inequality” is nothing more than an acknowledgment that unacceptable levels of poverty persist despite rising affluence. Rather than irrationally seeking to reduce inequality by making wealthier people poorer, new technology and globalization are opening the possibility that all people can have “upward mobility,” and even the world’s poorest people can have basic food, housing, drinking water, medicine, and education. What are the barriers that still keep people mired in poverty? What can be done to remove these barriers? What are the implications for the world’s poor and for institutions that serve their needs? We’ll show you.
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