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Inequality: How you view it depends on what you're told

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A The 2,153 wealthiest individuals in the world are richer than 60 per cent of the global population, according to an Oxfam report this year.

While economic inequality is regarded by some to be the defining challenge of our time, others shrug it off. Why are our views on inequality so divergent, and do we adjust our views when we are presented with new information?

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 29, 2020, with the headline Inequality: How you view it depends on what you're told. Subscribe