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The Billionaires Made So Much Money in 2017 They Could End Extreme Poverty in the World Seven Times Over

The golden rule is at work; he who has the gold makes the rules that determine income and wealth distribution. That is why income inequality has grown so enormous worldwide. 442 more words

The Oxfam Saga Continues

“The experience of those who reported abuse, including a former Oxfam country director who said she survived a rape attempt at headquarters in Oxford, did not encourage others. 125 more words


The rich and the poor

What some call success is to others a failure. The press release from Oxfam was picked up on most news sites in the world. The figures in the headline are of course attracting attention: “The world’s richest 1% gets 82% of the wealth.” 523 more words


Newswire : At Davos Confab of wealthy nations, a stinging report on inequality makes the rounds

Report on Inequality

Jan. 22, 2017 (GIN) – At the annual conference of wealthy nations opening this week in Davos, Switzerland, not all the news is good for the bankers, the high-net-worth individuals, the tycoons and the privileged few. 401 more words

Google, goats and guerilla marketing, NGO-style

Well, this is odd.

Above, a Google search for “donate goat Oxfam” is topped by ads for the World Wildlife Fund and the ASPCA.

Below, a Google search for “Oxfam goats” turns up ads for two other charities, Compassion International and Outreach International. 976 more words


हङकङमा नेपाली सेनाले जित्यो स्वर्ण पदक

काठमाडौं– नेपाली सेनाले विश्वभरका ५ हजार धावकहरुलाई उछिन्दै दौडमा स्वर्ण पदक हात पारेको छ ।
हङकङको साइ कुङ देखि टुइन मुनसम्म अक्सफाम इन्टरनेशनलले शुक्रबार आयोजना गरेको १०० किलोमिटर ट्रेल रेस प्रतियोगितामा त्रिभुवन आर्मी क्लबले स्वर्ण पदक दिलाएको हो ।

नेपालको प्रतिनिधित्व गर्दै नेपाली सेनाका जमदार. पूर्ण कुमार तामाङको नेतृत्वमा सहभागी भएका त्रिभुवन आर्मी क्लबका ४ जना अल्ट्रा धावकहरुले १२ घण्टा १ मिनेटको समयमा उक्त दुरी पार गरी स्वर्ण पदक प्राप्त गर्न सफल भएको सैनिक जनसम्पर्क तथा सूचना निर्देशनालयले जनाएको छ ।

निर्देशनालयका अनुसार हङकङको निकै प्रख्यात मानिने उक्त रेस प्रतियोगितामा विभिन्न देशका ५ हजार धावकहरुको सहभागिता रहेको थियो । सो प्रतियोगितामा त्रिभुवन आर्मी क्लबका जमदार पूर्ण कुमार तामाङ सहित सुवेदार समिर तामाङ, जमदार तिर्थ तामाङ र जमदार वेद सुनुवारले सहभागिता जनाएका थिए ।

By Deepak Kharel

Economic Inequality Statistics

My research on economic inequality consistently turns up three key points:

  1. since the 80’s, there has been an ever-widening gap in incomes and capital ownership between the rich and poor,
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