The Globalization of Inequality

Francois Bourguignon


This book examines the trends that causes inequality within and among nations and describes the policies that should be implemented to help this inequality from heavily occurring. This book is broken down into five chapters; these including Global Inequality, Countries becoming More Unequal? Forces behind Inequality, Prospects and Principles, and Policies for a Fairer Globalization. Defining global inequality as “the level of inequality between all inhabitants of the world” (9), he separates global inequality into two areas; inequality between and within nations, considering the latter being the worst of the two. This analytical review will first describe the major topics discussed and then my review on his book.

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