Inequality, Poverty and a ‘Human Economy’

Inequality, Poverty and a ‘Human Economy’

Image by Paul Downey When influential charity Oxfam published its report, “ An Economy for the 1% ”, it was well timed to coincide with 2017’s January meeting of the world’s rich and powerful at the Swiss ski resort of Davos.

Oxfam’s findings were widely discussed, including in a weekly news magazine aimed at eight to 14-year-olds. Much of this discussion focused on the report’s headline statistics, which told us most strikingly that “since 2015, the richest 1% has owned more wealth than the rest of the planet”. Or that the eight richest men in the world own as much […]