Terry Jones writesTo hear the global left these days, you’d think the only thing that matters is income inequality. Socialist candidate Bernie Sanders has even made income inequality a linchpin of his presidential campaign, as has millionaire presidential wannabe Hillary Clinton.

“The issue of wealth and income inequality is the great moral issue of our time,” says The Bern , “it is the great economic issue of our time, and it is the great political issue of our time.”

But not so long ago, the left’s big bugbear was poverty, not inequality. Then a funny thing happened: The left had to de-emphasize poverty because, as measured by the World Bank and others, absolute poverty is disappearing fast, thanks to capitalism and the collapse of communism.