Inequality

26.09.2018

Three reasons some countries are far more unequal than others

Three reasons some countries are far more unequal than others

Sandy Brian Hager, City, University of London for The Conversation Why do the richest 1% of Americans take 20% of national income, but the richest 1% of Danes only 6%? Why have affluent British people seen their share of national income double since 1980, while over the same… »

22.09.2018

Hurricane Florence Blows Open Harsh Realities of American Inequality

Hurricane Florence Blows Open Harsh Realities of American Inequality

Wendy Newton and Nicolette Green didn’t have to die. Trapped in the back of a sheriff’s van in rural South Carolina, the two mental health patients in their mid-40s were being transported when their van was flooded following Hurricane Florence. The deputies driving the women managed to escape, but the… »

14.08.2018

The enemy between us: how inequality erodes our mental health

The enemy between us: how inequality erodes our mental health

By KATE PICKETT and RICHARD WILKINSON 12 August 2018 for openDemocracy Inequality creates the social and political divisions that isolate us from each other. When people are asked what matters most for their happiness and wellbeing, they tend to talk about the importance of their… »

15.12.2017

Global inequality is on the rise – but at vastly different rates across the world

Global inequality is on the rise – but at vastly different rates across the world

Antonio Savoia, University of Manchester Inequality is rising almost everywhere across the world – that’s the clear finding of the first ever World Inequality Report. In particular, it has grown fastest in Russia, India and China – places where this was long suspected but there… »

13.12.2017

To save Internet they helped create, Web pioneers demand FCC cancel Net Neutrality vote

To save Internet they helped create, Web pioneers demand FCC cancel Net Neutrality vote

More than 20 internet founders and industry leaders wrote an open letter warning Ajit Pai’s plan to kill net neutrality poses “imminent threat” to the web by Jake Johnson, staff writer for Common Dreams  Joining the revolt taking place in the streets and online against FCC [Federal Communications Commission]… »

02.06.2017

UK elections: Jeremy Corbyn feeling “the Bern”

UK elections: Jeremy Corbyn feeling “the Bern”

‘There’s a real similarity’: Corbyn gets rousing support from Bernie Sanders. US senator praises Labour leader’s effort to transform politics and take on establishment, seeing parallels with his own campaign’ The Guardian. In spite of not officially endorsing Corbyn or anybody else as that would be inappropriate, Bernie Sanders… »

07.04.2017

Freeing up the rich to exploit the poor. That’s what Trump and Brexit are about

Freeing up the rich to exploit the poor. That’s what Trump and Brexit are about

A bonfire of public protections is being lit in Britain and in the United States – and the beneficiaries of it will be the very rich By George Monbiot for The Guardian Propaganda works by sanctifying a single value, such as faith, or patriotism. Anyone who… »

03.03.2017

Seven scaring facts about the widening gender gap

Seven scaring facts about the widening gender gap

Women across the globe are facing new threats, which risk dismantling decades of hard-won rights and derailing the effort to end extreme poverty, an international confederation of civil society organisations has revealed ahead of International Women’s Day on women March 8. The renewal of the global gag rule restricting US… »

06.01.2017

Poor Darwin – Robots, Not Nature, Now Make the Selection

Poor Darwin – Robots, Not Nature, Now Make the Selection

By Baher Kamal When British naturalist Charles Darwin published in 1859 his theory of evolution in his work On the Origin of Species, he most likely did not expect that robots, not nature, would someday be in charge of the… »

02.11.2016

Inequality as Policy

Inequality as Policy

Globalisation and technology are usually presented as natural and inevitable. In fact their course, insofar as they have led to greater inequality, this has been the result of conscious policy choices. It is much easier to have an economic system that produces more equality rather than one that needlessly generates inequality, which… »

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