Kathleen Geier is a writer and public policy researcher who lives in Chicago. She has written for The Washington Monthly, Salon, Reuters, and other publications.
During a decade when economic inequality grew by leaps and bounds in the rest of the world, it declined significantly in Latin America.
Policies favored by tech-industry titans tend to leave the economic privileges of the powerful unchecked, while penciling in a little welfare capitalism for the poor.
What remains to be seen is whether the IMF will use this research to develop policies that grow the economy through redistribution.