Inequality

23.01.2014

Inequality at Davos

Inequality at Davos

Published on Thursday, 23 January 2014 00:39 by Critical Thinking The World Economic Forum at Davos this week is discussing inequality. NBC News declared: “With the global economy slowly getting back on its feet, 2,500 delegates gathered in Davos, Switzerland face a vexing question this week: How to spread… »

09.12.2013

“Poverty Wages in the Land of Plenty”

“Poverty Wages in the Land of Plenty”

By Amy Goodman & Denis Moynihan for Democracy Now! The holiday season is upon us. Sadly, the big retailers are Scrooges when it comes to paying their staffs. Undergirding the sale prices is an army of workers earning the minimum wage or a fraction above it, living check to… »

21.09.2013

Richard Wilkinson: How economic inequality harms societies

Richard Wilkinson: How economic inequality harms societies

In “The Spirit Level,” Richard Wilkinson charts data that proves societies that are more equal are healthier, happier societies. Why you should listen to him: For decades, Richard Wilkinson has studied the social effects of income inequality and how social forces affect health. In The Spirit Level,… »

01.08.2013

Report Finds Pattern of Inequity in Development Aid

Report Finds Pattern of Inequity in Development Aid

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 31 2013 (IPS) – Despite global efforts to provide development aid, the world’s poorest are getting poorer, says a new report by the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD). “What we found through the research with people living in poverty is that overall, the most marginalised and… »

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