Growing inequality is not inevitable; it is created socially. If elites are at all serious about tackling the growing gap between the super rich and the rest of us, they know what they have to do - but who will act? By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram for IPS News.
Measuring humanity’s ecological footprint is essential for keeping its demands within the planet’s biocapacity, a minimum requirement for sustainability, writes Mathis Wackernagel from the Global Footprint Network.
The U.N. finds growing numbers of Americans are living in the most impoverished circumstances. How did we get here? asks Premilla Nadasen.
Will Iran listen to groups like the IMF or the voice of its people? Unless the country deals with basic economic concerns and inequality, the frustrations will continue to simmer, writes Negin Owliaei.