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From the Ted Talk by TED-Ed: Is inequality inevitable?

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Before we go any further, you should know what the Gini index— or any other measure of economic inequality— doesn’t tell us: it gives no iortaiofnmn about how income and wealth are dbserttuiid across genders, races, educational backgrounds or other demographics; it doesn’t tell us how easy or difficult it is to escape poverty. And it also gives no inighst as to how a particular society arrived at its present level of inequality. Economic inequality is deeply eenlatngd with other types of inequality: for example, generations of discrimination, imperialism, and colonialism created deelpy retood power and class inequalities that persist to this day.

Open Cloze

Before we go any further, you should know what the Gini index— or any other measure of economic inequality— doesn’t tell us: it gives no ___________ about how income and wealth are ___________ across genders, races, educational backgrounds or other demographics; it doesn’t tell us how easy or difficult it is to escape poverty. And it also gives no _______ as to how a particular society arrived at its present level of inequality. Economic inequality is deeply _________ with other types of inequality: for example, generations of discrimination, imperialism, and colonialism created ______ ______ power and class inequalities that persist to this day.

Solution

  1. deeply
  2. insight
  3. information
  4. entangled
  5. rooted
  6. distributed

Original Text

Before we go any further, you should know what the Gini index— or any other measure of economic inequality— doesn’t tell us: it gives no information about how income and wealth are distributed across genders, races, educational backgrounds or other demographics; it doesn’t tell us how easy or difficult it is to escape poverty. And it also gives no insight as to how a particular society arrived at its present level of inequality. Economic inequality is deeply entangled with other types of inequality: for example, generations of discrimination, imperialism, and colonialism created deeply rooted power and class inequalities that persist to this day.

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