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Rich People Just Care Less – NYTimes.com

In Communications, India & International Philanthropy, Major Donors, Observations on 10/07/2013 at 11:39 am

Rich People Just Care Less – NYTimes.com.

Since the 1970s, the gap between the rich and everyone else has skyrocketed. Income inequality is at its highest level in a century. This widening gulf between the haves and have-less troubles me, but not for the obvious reasons. Apart from the financial inequities, I fear the expansion of an entirely different gap, caused by the inability to see oneself in a less advantaged person’s shoes. Reducing the economic gap may be impossible without also addressing the gap in empathy.

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