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Gaping Society

“It doesn’t matter whether a cat is white or black, as long as it catches mice,” said Deng Xiaoping, the Chinese communist leader, and then he abolished communism. 322 more words

Philosophy

Christmas reading: The Bottom Billion

This Christmas, I finally got around to reading a book that shook the world of international development almost ten years ago: The Bottom Billion, based on research by Paul Collier plus a host of collaborators. 704 more words

English

Eight People Own More Wealth That the Bottom 50 Percent of Humanity

A new report by Oxfam.org shows eight people as much wealth as the bottom 50 percent of humanity, which is 3.6 billion people. Oxfam is an organizations that monitors income and wealth inequality throughout the world. 293 more words

Some New Insights on Inequality

This week, international leaders from business and politics meet for the 47th World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to discuss pressing global issues (and improve their networks). 1,361 more words

Economics

Eight Wealthiest Men Own the Same Amount as the Poorest Half of The World

Source: AlterNet

Author:Illana Novick

Emphasis Mine

A new Oxfam report confirms many of our worst suspicions about about inequality, that it is horrible and getting worse. 636 more words

Wealth Inequality Correction

Last year Oxfam announced that 62 people had as much wealth as half the world. They were wrong. The right number was only 9. One worry from last year was that the inequality would continue to increase, and it did. 179 more words

Economy