Inequality

11.03.2015

The problem with “trickle-down techonomics”

The problem with “trickle-down techonomics”

By Jon Gosier, Investor, data scientist, entrepreneur. For TED Hooray for technology! It makes everything better for everyone!! Right? Well, no. When a new technology, like ebooks or health trackers, is only available to some people, it has unintended consequences for all of us. Jon Gosier, a TED Fellow… »

09.08.2014

What does inequality do to our bodies and minds? A social psychologist and an epidemiologist discuss

What does inequality do to our bodies and minds? A social psychologist and an epidemiologist discuss

Does money make you mean? Does lack of money make you sick? Epidemiologist Richard Wilkinson and social psychologist Paul Piff discuss the human effects of economic and social inequality. What do a disease-fighting epidemiologist (retired) and an up-and-coming social psychologist have in common? They’re both fascinated by the unseen social problems… »

14.06.2014

“Some Individuals Are Now as Wealthy as Entire Countries”

“Some Individuals Are Now as Wealthy as Entire Countries”

Gustavo Capdevila interviews MUKHISA KITUYI, secretary-general of UNCTAD.- As it turns 50, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) finds itself engaged in an ongoing struggle to reduce economic and social inequalities in the world. “Compared with 50 years ago, today inequality… »

11.06.2014

Why is inequality the big hot issue right now?

Why is inequality the big hot issue right now?

TED: Writer Jimmy Guterman takes society’s temperature and digs into the reasons we’re all talking about inequality. Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the 21st Century is a book of our moment. It may be the most unlikely egghead highbrow bestseller since A Brief History of Time – and it’s… »

16.05.2014

Inequality and Democracy

Inequality and Democracy

By Roberto Savio In this Column, ROBERTO SAVIO, founder and president emeritus of Inter Press Service (IPS), writes on persistent inequality and the failure of “trickle down” economy. ROME, May 15 2014 (IPS) – Not a day goes by without news on the growing… »

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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