Economic inequality

12.08.2019

Neoliberal Meritocracy, True Lies

Neoliberal Meritocracy, True Lies

In the previous article, “The vicious circle of wealth concentration“, we described the mechanisms of accumulation through which economic power not only accelerates its appropriation of income, but also, because of its dominant position, remains unscathed from traditional methods of wealth redistribution (businessmen vs. wage-earners; tax collection vs. private… »

08.06.2019

Want to tackle inequality? Then first change our land ownership laws

Want to tackle inequality? Then first change our land ownership laws

From housing costs to wildlife collapse, we pay the price while the rich boost their profits. But from today we can fight back By George Monbiot  for The Guardian What is the most neglected issue in British politics? I would say land. Literally and metaphorically, land underlies… »

27.04.2019

Global inequality is 25% higher than it would have been in a climate-stable world

Global inequality is 25% higher than it would have been in a climate-stable world

Nicholas Beuret, University of Essex for The Conversation Those least responsible for global warming will suffer the most. Poorer countries – those that have contributed far less to climate change – tend to be situated in warmer regions, where additional warming causes the most devastation. Extreme weather… »

11.06.2017

Sanders: Corbyn surge in UK shows world rising up against austerity, inequality

Sanders: Corbyn surge in UK shows world rising up against austerity, inequality

“People in the U.K., the U.S. and elsewhere want governments that represent all the people, not just the 1%,” Sanders said by Jake Johnson, staff writer for Common Dreams Responding to the results of the U.K. election, which commentators have already deemed a “political… »

01.11.2014

85 Individuals Have the Same Wealth as Half the People on Our Planet– Even It Up!

Human Wrongs Watch By OXFAM*, 30 October 2014* – 85 individuals have the same wealth as half the people on our planet. Such extreme economic inequality is standing in the way of ending global poverty, and widening other inequalities like the gap between women and men. It is time to… »

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