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As inequality soars, the nervous super rich are already planning their escapes

Alec Hogg reports for The Guardian:

‘With growing inequality and the civil unrest from Ferguson and the Occupy protests fresh in people’s mind, the world’s super rich are already preparing for the consequences. 106 more words

Financial Crisis

World Economic Forum: Global Agenda Council on Nanotechnology 2014-2016

Nanotechnology is the precise biochemical manipulaiton of matter on an atomic, molecular and supramolecular scale to shape macroscale properties and characteristic of materials and processes. Nanoscale manipulation can be achieved using chemical, biological and even mechanical approaches. 232 more words

Nanotechnology

"Deliberate And Systemic": Inequality Isn’t Inevitable, It’s Engineered. That’s How The 1% Have Taken Over

Who will look after the super-rich and think about their needs? It’s not easy for them: the 1% of the world’s population who by next year will… 791 more words

Conservatives

Advancing the cause of women at Davos - A quick roundup of WEF 2015

So …. There may only have a been a staggeringly under-representative 17% of women present at Davos 2015 last week, but they certainly made their presence felt across the four days of the World Economic Forum. 765 more words

Equality

Inherent inequality of the World Economic Forum

The annual World Economic Forum (WEF) extravaganza got underway last week as 700 private jets whizzed into the Swiss Alpine resort of Davos.  This is a gathering where the heads of immensely rich corporations wine, dine, bribe and bully various power brokers and wannabe tycoons to do their bidding and to adopt policies that suit the corporate world. 652 more words

Inside Labour Column