"Democracies do not appear to be very successful in reducing economic inequalities."examine the statement with examples.{aleast 5 points}

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  • we find growing economic inequalities.

A small number of ultra-rich enjoy a highly disproportionate share of wealth and incomes.

Not only that, their share in the total income of the country has been increasing.

Those at the bottom of the society have very little to depend upon.

Their incomes have been declining. Sometimes they find it difficult to meet their basic needs of life, such as food, clothing, house, education and health.

  • In actual life, democracies do not appear to be very successful in reducing economic inequalities.

The poor constitute a large proportion of our voters and no party will like to lose their votes.

Yet democratically elected governments do not appear to be as keen to address the question of poverty as you would expect them to.

The situation is much worse in some other countries.

In Bangladesh, more than half of its population lives in poverty. People in several poor countries are now dependent on the rich countries even for food supplies.

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 Democracy isn't very successful in reducing economic inequality and so are other forms of government too. There can be many factors that are prevailing in a country that make it incapable to bring about equitable distribution of wealth. They can be:

  • Large population
  • Unemployment
  • Unskilled labour
  • Vicious circle of poverty
  • Low literacy rates


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