"The United States, which ranks 12th in economic freedom, shows more inequality than India or Bangladesh. Have we seen U.S. citizens migrating to these Asian counties? No.

Does this mean that we should not care about inequality or poverty?  Far from it. Weakness in the measurements should not obscure the fact that the lack of economic freedom and its unequal distribution affects some groups more than others. The huge increase in wealth in the suburbs around Washington, DC is not the result of the free but of the crony economy." In my Forbes piece I list 5 factors that lead to unjust inequality.