Vinod Thomas

When it comes to inequality, it’s not just about the economy

Growing income differences were decisive for Brexit and Mr Donald Trump's election victory. Despite benefiting from the fastest economic growth in the world, decision-makers in Asia should take note and act because income inequality in the region is showing some of the biggest increases anywhere. Even when economic growth in the aggregate is robust, inequalities among people, coupled with a rising distrust of globalisation, are increasingly determining political outcomes.