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American inequality

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Philip Alston, the U.N.’s Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, a file photograph. Photo: Jason Lee/REUTERS

The Donald Trump administration’s response to a factual report on extreme inequality and poverty in the U.S. was to attack it and to withdraw from the U.N. Human Rights Council, which appointed the Special Rapporteur who wrote the report.
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