Globalization and Social Inequality in Asia

  • Habibul Haque Khondker
Part of the Frontiers of Globalization Series book series (FOG)


Plutarch’s insight on social inequality is valid today as scholars point to the puzzle of historical endurance of the problem of poverty as well as the risks associated with it for social stability. The quote Marx uses in his address to the National Labor Union of the United States after the Civil War has an eerie contemporary ring to it, and can be read as a description of the present United States as well as the rest of the world. Marx highlights the dynamic aspect of poverty. Although the immiserization thesis has been much criticized, treating the world as a single society, the rising trends in income inequality force one to reevaluate Marx’s thesis. Is pauperism increasing faster than population in the contemporary world?


Income Inequality Saudi Arabia Poverty Line Social Inequality Poverty Rate 
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