February 29, 2012

Indian inequities

Despite two decades of rapid economic growth, India's wealth gap is worsening.
In many ways India is an economic success story, showing record growth over the past two decades. But in that same period of time, income inequality in the nation has doubled, ranking India last among emerging economies. So why is the gap between the haves and have-nots widening? And how does this effect India’s aims at becoming a global superpower?

In this episode of The Stream, we speak to Anand Giridharadas (@anandwrites), author of “India Calling”, and Sashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor), Indian Member of Parliament.

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