Wealth Inequality Breeds Health Inequality

March 24, 2021

In an AP article last December, Maria Cheng and Aniruddha Ghosal noted that, despite official optimism concerning the capacity of emerging vaccines to provoke the definitive decline of the COVID-19 pandemic, “the chances that coronavirus shots will be shared fairly between rich nations and the...

The Time for a Just and Equitable Society

February 26, 2021

While keeping a wary eye on the Republican Party bloodbath from a safe distance, it is probably time to get a grip on the Democratic Party, shake really hard, and hope that what comes pouring out is a commitment to the progressive policy agenda that so many in the party have worked so hard to...

“Human Work” Is the Key to Ending Income Inequality

November 23, 2020

A new report from the International Monetary Fund says that COVID-19 will increase income inequality in emerging markets and developing countries, “further widening the gap between rich and poor” and increasing the urgency for “investment in retraining and reskilling programs can...

Branko Milanovic: An Ideologist of Inequality

December 12, 2019

Branko Milanovic is a serious, highly-respected economist specialized in the analysis of income inequality. He is also an innovator. His book, “Global Inequality,”  has played a significant role in pushing the science of economics toward what its author calls “a new heterogeneity and...

How Revolutionary Is the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

September 12, 2019

Around 20 years into the new millennium, everything about our lives and surroundings is changing at an incredible pace. The ways we work, play, study, communicate, spend and earn are rapidly evolving to bear little resemblance to how we’ve lived through most of modern times, let alone history....

When Business Meets Human Rights

December 05, 2017

Most companies are still coming to grips with what their corporate responsibilities mean in practice when it comes to human rights. As November drew to a close, the Palais des Nations, the UN headquarters in Geneva, prepared to shake off the seasonal gloom by welcoming once again the UN Forum...

Better Education Can Decrease Wealth Inequality

April 22, 2016

Inequality in education is at the forefront of the global wealth gap. Today the world is doing a lackluster job of finding sustainable solutions to global inequality. This crisis is evident in cities like Lima, Peru, where a “wall of shame” separates the wealthy neighborhoods from the poor...

Homelessness: No Shelter From the Storm

October 06, 2014

Homelessness continues to plague societies the world over, with legal frameworks needed to tackle it still largely lacking. Background Homelessness is a chronic problem in the vast majority of the world’s countries. The problem is a difficult one both in its tenacity and its invisibility: The...

Africa: Tackling Illicit Outflows

March 09, 2014

Tax-free havens threaten the global economy. As far back as the early stages of the global financial crisis in 2007, Nick Mathiason citing the African Union (AU) reported: "More than $150 billion a year is looted from Africa through tax avoidance by giant corporations and capital flight using 'a...

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