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Yellow Vests: 'Inequality of opportunity' key to understanding wealth disparity

The problem for the poor is not just financial inequality, but also inequality of opportunity. A good education and a good chance of employment are crucial to ensuring satisfaction, but are far easier for rich people to achieve. That's the view from economist Zsolt Darvas from the economic think tank the Bruegel Institute. He commented on what is perhaps the main complaint from France's Yellow Vest protesters: too much of a gulf between the rich and the poor.

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