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The Inequality Virus 

Bringing together a world torn apart by coronavirus through a fair, just and sustainable economy The coronavirus pandemic has the potential to lead to an increase in inequality in almost every country at once, the first time this has happened since records began. The virus…

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Time to care 

Unpaid and underpaid care work and the global inequality crisis Economic inequality is out of control. In 2019, the world’s billionaires, only 2,153 people, had more wealth than 4.6 billion people. Read More

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Public good or private wealth? 

Universal health, education and other public services reduce the gap between rich and poor, and between women and men. Fairer taxation of the wealthiest can help pay for them. Our economy is broken, with hundreds of millions of people living in extreme poverty while huge…

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Reward work, not wealth 

To end the inequality crisis, we must build an economy for ordinary working people, not the rich and powerful. Last year saw the biggest increase in billionaires in history, one more every two days. This huge increase could have ended global extreme poverty seven times…

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An economy for the 99% 

It’s time to build a human economy that benefits everyone, not just the privileged few New estimates show that just eight men own the same wealth as the poorest half of the world. As growth benefits the richest, the rest of society – especially the…

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Wealth: Having It All and Wanting More 

Global wealth is increasingly concentrated in the hands of a small wealthy elite. These wealthy individuals have generated and sustained their vast riches through their interests and activities in a few important economic sectors, including finance and insurance and pharmaceuticals and healthcare. Read More

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Working for the Few 

Political capture and economic inequality Almost half of the world’s wealth is now owned by just one percent of the population, and seven out of ten people live in countries where economic inequality has increased in the last 30 years. The World Economic Forum has…