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By Prospect Team   October 2020

Cosmopolitanism can work

Paul Collier rejects the premise of my book that cosmopolitanism is compatible with rebuilding community in western countries where it has been eroded (“Getting somewhere,” Aug/Sept).

In doing so, he attributes to me the view that “the income distribution is all we need to understand the backlash against globalisation.” But I am at pains to survey the many dimensions of polarisation beyond individual income and wealth, including the “gross spatial inequality” which Collier rightly denounces, and the divergence these inequalities cause in lifestyles,…

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