Worldview 2018 Year in Review: Inequality

A family member of an Indian farmers carries photograph of her relative who committed suicide as farmers arrive in the Indian capital for a two day’s protest in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Nov.29, 2018. Failed harvests force poor farmers to borrow money at high interest rates to buy seeds, fertilizers and food for their cattle. They often mortgage their land and, as debts mount, some are driven to suicide. Placard on right reads, “Debt free farmer- Suicide free India”.
A family member of an Indian farmers carries photograph of her relative who committed suicide as farmers arrive in the Indian capital for a two day’s protest in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Nov.29, 2018. Failed harvests force poor farmers to borrow money at high interest rates to buy seeds, fertilizers and food for their cattle. They often mortgage their land and, as debts mount, some are driven to suicide. Placard on right reads, "Debt free farmer- Suicide free India". Manish Swarup / AP Images
A family member of an Indian farmers carries photograph of her relative who committed suicide as farmers arrive in the Indian capital for a two day’s protest in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Nov.29, 2018. Failed harvests force poor farmers to borrow money at high interest rates to buy seeds, fertilizers and food for their cattle. They often mortgage their land and, as debts mount, some are driven to suicide. Placard on right reads, “Debt free farmer- Suicide free India”.
A family member of an Indian farmers carries photograph of her relative who committed suicide as farmers arrive in the Indian capital for a two day’s protest in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Nov.29, 2018. Failed harvests force poor farmers to borrow money at high interest rates to buy seeds, fertilizers and food for their cattle. They often mortgage their land and, as debts mount, some are driven to suicide. Placard on right reads, "Debt free farmer- Suicide free India". Manish Swarup / AP Images

Worldview 2018 Year in Review: Inequality

On today’s show:

  • We’re discussing whether the needle has moved on inequality. We’ll look at how shifting trends in trade policy have possibly led to higher suicide rates and lower life expectancy in many developed countries. We’ll also discuss which companies or individuals will be coming out on top because of the year’s reforms.