Which Way Is It?

Is global inequality increasing or not? The Times can't decide.

"Study Finds Wealth Inequality Is Widening Worldwide." - Headline over Eduardo Porter's December 6article.


"Global inequality in wealth may well be somewhat lower today. The data in the report is six years old. Fast growth and wealth accumulation in China and India since 2000 are likely to have closed the average gap between the rich world and the poor." - From the text of Eduardo Porter's December 6 article.