Extreme inequality traps people in poverty and must be stopped. Even the World Bank agrees that eliminating poverty will be impossible unless we simultaneously act to close the gap between rich and poor, writes Nick Galasso for Oxfam International.
Is it a viable prospect to create a direct mechanism for transferring a universal basic income to all the world’s people? Not before we bring about a huge united voice of ordinary citizens in favour of sharing the world’s resources to end hunger and life-threatening poverty once and for all, argues STWR.
A new paper makes the case that a global billionaire tax is ethical, good for growth, and could solve a lot of the world’s problems - and what’s more, it’s politically viable, explains Josh Hoxie.
The New Economics Foundation has long made the case for a richer relationship with 'stuff' that can help turn the tables on our abusive consumer culture. The good news is that a new form of materialism is already emerging; everywhere people are beginning to make, do, share and get involved, writes Ruth Potts.
As the world’s media showcase Donald Trump and the World Economic Forum, ActionAid urge us to stay focused on the presence of social movements that pose the real solution to rising inequality. Only people’s power, united across borders, can reverse the hoarding of power and wealth by a tiny elite, re-democratizing our politics, our societies, and our economies.
The following extract is taken from ActionAid's latest brief [pdf] that summarises the publications from its Inequality Series.