The ethics of reducing inequality in society4 min read 01 Apr 2018, 11:57 PM IST
Addressing the challenge of economic insecurity will require a balance between ensuring equality and poverty eradication
Around the world, the effects of alarmingly high economic inequality are spilling over into politics and society. Economic insecurity is a driving force behind violent conflicts in the Middle East and the rise of fascist elements in some European countries, not least Hungary and Poland. Even in older democracies such as the US, economic marginalization has led to a strengthening of chauvinist and supremacist identities and other social problems such as the opioid epidemic.