Thursday, January 24, 2019

Recycling the messages on inequality

With Davos 2019 on it appears Oxfam want to keep on with their meta work away from their roots in oxford for famine relief, pushing on the political and campaign domain as much as ever and the conversation is a good and important one.

https://www.oxfam.org/en/countries/history-oxfam-international

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/01/20/business/oxfam-billionaires-davos/index.html

However the recycling by the self interest of all sides needs to be seen in the context of the progress over decades as shown in many places but a favorite is:

https://ourworldindata.org/a-history-of-global-living-conditions-in-5-charts
and
https://ourworldindata.org/economic-growth

Understanding the full picture is important and since Picketty book a lot has been said and written and not much has been resolved either way about impact on the most vulnerable and inter and intra country or community inequality.

Here are some interesting reference links from the other side:

https://putanumonit.com/2016/06/01/inequality-part-1/

https://theconversation.com/do-eight-men-really-control-the-same-wealth-as-the-poorest-half-of-the-global-population-71406

https://www.vox.com/2015/1/22/7871947/oxfam-wealth-statistic

http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2014/04/04/stop-adding-up-the-wealth-of-the-poor/

so much more research and reading to be done in this area at this precise time as we head for 2020 and then especially 2030 with http://www.globalgoals.org

https://www.wsj.com/articles/bill-gates-the-best-investment-ive-ever-made-11547683309



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