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November 23, 2016 Global wealth study reveals ‘shockingly’ high levels of economic inequality

Source: MarketWatch

According to the Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report, a mere 0.7% of the global population owns nearly half the world’s wealth. At the other end, 73% of the popular have less than $10,000 each.

November 23, 2016 IMF: Gender Inclusion Will Reduce Income Inequality

This Day Live - According to the World Economic Forum's latest Global Gender Gap Report, Latin America is the region with the largest absolute improvement over the last ten years, followed by Asia and the Pacific region. So in...

June 10, 2016 Restrictions on Payday Loans Hurt the Poor

Source: Bloomberg

the loans are hated by everyone except “the ten to twelve million people who use them every year.” That number may soon be growing.

June 6, 2016 Swiss say 'no' to a guaranteed income from the government

Source: USA Today

GENEVA – Voters overwhelmingly rejected a referendum Sunday that would have made Switzerland the world's first country to guarantee a generous monthly income to all 8.1 million residents

May 26, 2016 McDonald's Shuts Its Headquarters as Protesters Rally for $15 an Hour

Source: Fortune

Hundreds of protesters marched through pouring rain to call for higher wages and union rights at McDonald’s Corp on Wednesday, leading the hamburger chain to shut down its headquarters a day before its annual meeting.

April 15, 2016 Encourage Equal Pay with Socially Responsible Investing

Source: The Street

Income inequality between men and women is a major problem in the United States and globally.

April 15, 2016 The Cost of Corporate Tax Avoidance

Source: The Atlantic

World leaders, celebrities, and even soccer players, a leak from the law firm Mossack Fonseca recently revealed, are fond of using shell companies to avoid paying taxes. While as of yet, few high-profile American names have been...

February 18, 2016 Will changing nature of jobs worsen gender gap'

Live Mint - While reasons such as social and cultural mores and poor infrastructure are well known, a recent World Economic Forum (WEF) report throws a new factor into the mix, which could well lead to lower female participation...

February 1, 2016 Reducing inequality is a moral imperative

The Boston Globe - Although significant progress has been made in closing the gender gap over the last 20 years, a new report by the World Economic Forum suggests that the annual pay for women still only equals the amount men...

January 19, 2016 IMF downgrades outlook for world economy

Source: Washington Post

The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday lowered its forecast of global economic growth over the next two years amid the deepening slowdown in emerging markets and a continued slump in oil prices.

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