Hongkongers browse a flea market in Sham Shui Po last April. Hong Kong, a city of soaring skyscrapers and glittering luxury boutiques, is considered by some to be the epitome of income inequality in the developed world. Photo: Bloomberg

Inequality can’t be solved by nations alone – it will take civil society, too

Andrew Sheng says that while concern over inequality is widespread, the solutions have been elusive, largely because globalisation makes it easy for the rich to avoid progressive taxation. Therefore, civil society will have to play a role

Topic |   Poverty

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Hongkongers browse a flea market in Sham Shui Po last April. Hong Kong, a city of soaring skyscrapers and glittering luxury boutiques, is considered by some to be the epitome of income inequality in the developed world. Photo: Bloomberg
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