Issue 081 of New Internationalist

Reader-owned global journalism

November 1979

Inequality

In developing countries the most important source of wealth is the land. Yet its distribution is notoriously unjust and the number of peasants without land is rapidly increasing. At the same time, the Third World is increasingly being used to supply luxury crops to the rich countries, while becoming dependent on importing basic foodstuffs from the West. We look at the causes of inequality and possible ways for reform.

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