The pandemic is exacerbating the inequality that existed before. The government has proposed that the 2022 State Budget (APBN) be used to overcome poverty and create jobs.
A warning that we have to be aware of widening economic inequality amid the uncertainty resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic has again been given.
This newspaper on Wednesday (1/9/2021) raised the issue that we have to be cautious about the occurrence of a K-shaped economic growth curve. This curve has two branches going in different directions. For one group, there is rapid growth, but for the other group, things get worse. As a result, the economic gap in society widens.