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July 19, 2017 7 Countries With Worse Income Inequality Than the United States

Source: Madison.com

Since the Great Recession, the lopsided distribution of wealth in the United States has been a major concern for everyday Americans, whose wages are stagnating as the rich claim an ever-larger piece of the pie.

July 17, 2017 Which countries are the most (and least) committed to reducing inequality?

Source: Te Guardian

The UK’s lack of investment in education and low tax rates put it 17th in a new Oxfam inequality index – which ranks Sweden top out of 152 countries, and Nigeria bottom

July 13, 2017 Is it inequality of income we care about — or inequality of opportunity?

Source: Washington Post

Inequality may well be the issue of our time. But is it inequality of income we care about, or inequality of opportunity?

June 27, 2017 Were Seattle's Minimum-Wage Hikes Too Extreme or Just Right?

Source: The Atlantic

Seattle’s decision to hike its minimum wage up to $13 an hour—on its way to $15—ended up costing its low-wage workers time on the job, hundreds of dollars of annual income, and a shot at a better livelihood.

May 25, 2017 If you want to solve climate change, you need to solve income inequality

Source: Think Progress

A new report says that the wider the gap between rich and poor, the more the environment suffers.

May 9, 2017 Study: Globalization Has Boosted Income Inequality

Source: US News

Globalization's rise in recent decades has widened income inequality in the U.S. while padding executives' pockets, according to a study put out by the National Bureau of Economic Research that directly links globalized commerce...

April 10, 2017 Department of Labor claims that Google systematically underpays its female employees

Source: The Verge

In January, the US Department of Labor sued Google, claiming that the company was withholding information relevant to an ongoing compliance audit. Now, the agency claims that it has found “systemic compensation disparities...

April 3, 2017 Untalented rich still earn more, says Greening (UK)

Source: BBC

Low-ability youngsters from wealthy families go on to earn more money than their more gifted, poorer counterparts, says the Education Secretary Justine Greening.

January 17, 2017 Inequality, Inequality, Inequality: The Billionaire Philanthropists As Rich As Half The World

Source: Forbes

Oxfam today released an analysis of global wealth that suggests eight men have a combined wealth comparative to that of the poorest 3.6bn people on the planet.

January 11, 2017 WEF: income and wealth inequality is top threat to global economy – business live

Source: The Guardian

That discontent with the current order has now become an election-winning proposition clearly increases the urgency of understanding and responding to these global risks.

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