Making rich people poor isn't the answer

If the 2016 presidential campaign in the United States was defined by clashes over race and gender, the 2020 campaign is noteworthy for its focus on class and wealth.

Of the three front runners, two - senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren - have made antipathy towards the country's wealthiest individuals a centrepiece of their campaigns.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 20, 2019, with the headline 'Making rich people poor isn't the answer'. Subscribe