Immigration And Income Inequality Analysis

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At first glance you might say immigration or xenophobia, but upon closer inspection in my opinion, those are just the symptoms and the root cause is income inequality. It isn’t an accident that formerly vibrant areas have been in decline for a long time due to globalization. In the UK, support was highest in poorer and ex-industrial areas. Most of the benefits of growth have gone to the top 20% while the bottom 60% have languished. In the name of growth and profitability, our govt and companies have pursued policies that make obvious sense to achieve those goals. Unfortunately, these policies inordinately benefit those who have access to capital and opportunities, and are usually the ones who are already wealthy which compounds the disparity.
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