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Trump plans likely to aggravate U.S. inequality - Nobel winner Deaton

Reuters  |  BARI, Italy 

By William SchombergBARI, Italy (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's economic policies risk creating growth that mostly benefits the rich and aggravates income inequality in the United States, Nobel Prize-winning economist Angus Deaton said. Trump was swept to power on promises of help for poorer Americans but Deaton said his proposals to roll back regulations on finance and industry and cut healthcare benefits would mostly help corporate groups with political influence. Trump's plans to cut taxes and raise trade barriers, if enacted, might give a short-term income boost to some ...

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First Published: Sat, May 13 2017. 20:13 IST