A homeless encampment in Oakland, California. The rise in inequality in America has been so sharp that it is no longer clear the American poor are better off than the rich in the poorest countries. Photo: Bloomberg
Dani Rodrik
Opinion

Opinion

Dani Rodrik

Why America’s growing wealth gap spells trouble for the rest of the world

  • Since the 1980s, inequality has increased within rich countries even as poor countries get richer quicker. This reversal of a historical trend might have contributed to the rise of nationalism in the West – and harmful trade policies

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A homeless encampment in Oakland, California. The rise in inequality in America has been so sharp that it is no longer clear the American poor are better off than the rich in the poorest countries. Photo: Bloomberg
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