In the article, Rising Inequality in the New Global Economy, Nancy Birdsall argues that globalization is dis-equalizing, rewarding the already rich while leaving the poor behind, and that we need a 'global polity' to address the asymmetric impacts of globablization.
Download slides from the lecture, "Why Inequality Matters in a Globalizing World" (PDF, 580KB), delivered Oct. 26, 2005 at the United Nations University's World Institute for Development Economic Research (WIDER) in Helsinki Finland.
The lecture draws upon the following previously released CGD publications:
Economic Policy and Wage Differentials in Latin America
Give Us Your Best and Brightest. The Global Hunt for Talent and Its Impact on the Developing World