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Our society has become so unequal. The wealthy need to be taxed more, says Rohini Nilekani

Others | Nov 26, 2017

Rohini Nilekani is a bit nervous that people might have “an overdose of the Nilekanis” as she and her husband Nandan have been in the news all week for having signed the Giving Pledge, committing half their wealth — about $1.7bn — to philanthropy. She believes philanthropy isn’t just about giving but is also a means to start conversations about “deep societal issues” that don’t get enough attention. She tells Shalini Umachandran why she thinks the wealthy have to be taxed more, and philanthropy requires both heart and mind.

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