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Latin America: inequality and political instability have lessons for the rest of the world

In a landmark speech about social mobility in 2013, the then US president, Barack Obama, warned against the problem of growing inequality in the starkest possible terms:

He was talking primarily about America, where the income share of the top 1% almost doubled between 1980 and 2015.

  • Diego Sánchez-Ancochea
  • The Conversation

But he could have been equally talking about Poland, the UK or a …

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