Published on November 24, 2009 | by LawNews
Prof. Barbara Stark Guest-Blogs at IntLawGrrls
The chasm between the rich and the poor has become unfathomable. As a recent U.N. study explains, global wealth is distributed “as if one person in a group of ten takes 99% of the total pie and the others share the remaining 1%.” Few argue that this is inevitable or unimportant, but there is little consensus on how to proceed. What should be done? Who should do it? These questions should not be left entirely to politicians, economists, and celebrities.