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Poverty down, inequality up?

MICHAEL NOVAK and GORDON GREEN

VIRTUALLY EVERYBODY has celebrated the decline of nearly a full point in the poverty figures for 1984 (from 15.2 to 14.4 percent)--so some critics have, as usual, changed the subject. Attention is now swinging, once again, to measures of income inequality.

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