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Tackling inequality and poverty is set back when the middle-classes in poor countries aspire to overseas living standards.

It is common to express righteous anger at the extremes of inequality in poor countries. Even in the poorest countries, there is always a section of the city where shacks are replaced by houses and tended gardens. How can this small minority, the “elite” or aspirant middle class, live in such exaggerated plenty, walking past the beggars in the street, and apparently ignorant of the stark poverty of most of their fellow citizens?

But is it fair to criticise the rich in poor countries?

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Henriette de Wit

13 januari 2011