Summary of Is Global Equality the Enemy of National Equality?

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Is Global Equality the Enemy of National Equality? summary
Improving labor mobility can help reduce global income inequality.

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Harvard professor of international political economy Dani Rodrik elucidates the dynamics of global and national income inequality and addresses pragmatic solutions to ongoing imbalances in this somewhat esoteric but ultimately rewarding analysis. getAbstract recommends this authoritative report to policy makers, analysts and executives interested in the nuances of national and international inequality.

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  • How income inequality has changed, nationally and globally;
  • How enhanced worker mobility could reduce global inequality; and
  • What ramifications the freer flow of labor could have on nations’ economies and institutions.
 

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Analysts observing trends in income inequality since the 1990s find two divergent realities: From a national perspective, citizens from a preponderance of sovereign countries have experienced rising income disparity. Through an international lens, however, global income inequality – defined as “the ...
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Dani Rodrik is a professor at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.


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