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Inequality, Union, Workers

WHEN WORKERS WIN 

This week we’re talking to Sharan Burrrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (“ITUC”). She’s been described as “the union boss of union bosses’ union bosses”. She’s the “individual with the possibly the largest democratic mandate in the world”, representing over 200 million…

Inequality

The phony war over inequality statistics 

Is the gap between the rich and poor really increasing? That’s a question that has gained increasing importance, not least because in a recent front-page article the Economist magazine challenged the high profile evidence presented by the economists Thomas Piketty, Gabriel Zucman, and Emmanuel Saez…

Care

The Radical Case for Care 

For Jayati Ghosh – a world-leading rebel economist – “feminism is not only about promoting the rights of women, it’s about equality, empowerment for all and economic justice … this (neoliberal) economic model is blatantly against economic justice. It’s completely incompatible with feminism”. For Jayati…

Weekend Readings

Patriarchy and Plutocracy 

By Max Lawson Head of Inequality Policy at Oxfam International & EQUALS Podcast co-host Recent decades have seen millions of women participating in formal employment for the first time, which can often be an empowering and liberating experience. Yet all too often it seems to…