In an ideal world, the gap that has opened up between them and those left behind can help pull up others in an ideal world. Poor people can see the new opportunities, and understand that, with education and luck, their sons and daughters can prosper too. But there are also terrible dangers of inequality if those who have escaped from destitution use their wealth to block those who are still imprisoned by it.
Economist, author, Nobel Laureate
Angus Deaton is the 2015 Recipient of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences and has focused on the measurement and understanding of poverty in India.
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