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Global Inequality

Why the Current Thinking on Income Inequality Is Wrong

Keosha Varela | Posted 05.28.2014 | World
Keosha Varela

The International Monetary Fund's First Deputy Managing Director David Lipton recently spoke about the global economy at the Aspen Institute in Washington, D.C. We sat down with Lipton before the Washington Ideas Roundtables Series event, where he discussed income inequality and his big idea for addressing it at an international level.

Is President Obama a Laggard or a Leader on Inequality?

Paul O'Brien | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
Paul O'Brien

Oxfam's analysis of State of the Union Addresses over the past 100 years shows no president has spoken less about inequality since the Great Depression. Will Obama change that tonight?

A Tale of Two Reports: Global Inequality According to Bill Gates and Oxfam

Philippe Douste-Blazy | Posted 03.29.2014 | Impact
Philippe Douste-Blazy

Two reports on global inequality made headlines recently, putting a spotlight on an oft-neglected topic. As the world's movers and shakers flock to Davos for the World Economic Forum, these reports describe two different situations, in essence "the best of times" and the "worst of times."

Jan Diehm

LOOK: Inequality In U.S. Is Scarily High, Rising

HuffingtonPost.com | Jan Diehm | Posted 11.11.2013 | Business

President Obama acknowledged Monday that inequality is on the rise "even though the economy is growing." That growth hasn't helped many people who los...

Global Inequality Likely To Get Worse Before It Gets Better

Reuters | Posted 08.03.2013 | Business

* Most vulnerable countries include Cyprus, Spain, Italy * Risk has declined in Belgium, Germany, Slovakia * Gap between...

We Have the Power to Change the Rules

Thomas Pogge | Posted 02.04.2013 | World
Thomas Pogge

Lasting change requires more than overthrowing a dictator or firing a few CEOs. It requires changing the rules themselves -- the national and international laws, policies and practices that allow injustices to endure while regimes rise and fall.

Jasmine Whitbread: Will Inequality Finally Top the Agenda At Davos?

Jasmine Whitbread | Posted 03.27.2012 | Business
Jasmine Whitbread

As the global elite gathers for the World Economic Forum this week, the "Occupy" igloos popping up around Davos, Switzerland should serve as a great visual reminder that inequality can no longer be ignored.

Capsized by the Rising Tide

Paul O'Brien | Posted 03.25.2012 | Impact
Paul O'Brien

The world doesn't need to stop growing in order to avoid inequality and protect the planet. Rather, smart policy choices can mean that more people can reap the benefits of growth, and for the long run.