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Can democracy counter economic inequality?

Canberra | Mon, December 18, 2017 | 12:34 pm
Can democracy counter economic inequality? Urban poor – A resident carries out her daily activities in a slum area in Kapuk Teko, Jakarta. (Antara/Rivan Awal Lingga)

PREMIUM Addressing inequality among citizens is one of the most important challenges that democracies like Indonesia faces today. According to a World Bank study, only 20 percent of Indonesians benefitted from the growing economy during the last decade, while 80 percent — or about 205 million people — were left behind. According to the Central Statistics Agency (BPS), wealth disparity has narr...

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