An Economy of the 1%: New Oxfam Briefing Paper

In coffee shop talk, a false duality crops between capitalism and socialism in relation to inequality. It’s capitalism, man! Well, maybe it is. But to be more precise, what everyone is trying and failing to describe is corruption, or a specific kind of capitalism: the crony sort. George Soros, in The Crisis of Global Capitalism […]

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Income inequalities in emerging economies can exacerbate inequalities between men and women

Blog by Daria Ukhova, Ph.D student, Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences and Inequality policy consultant for Oxfam GB  Originally posted at http://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/blog/2015/09/why-the-moral-imperatives-for-womens-empowerment-trump-economic-reasons  Why the moral imperatives for women´s empowerment trump economic reasons What are the effects of inequitable economic growth on gender inequality? Researcher, Daria Ukhova, shares evidence of how income inequalities in emerging economies can […]

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Economic “BRICS” to cement a new partnership

Blog post by Pooja Parvati  | Research Manager, Oxfam India Photo credit: Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin This article was originally posted at: https://www.oxfamindia.org/featuredstories/1054 Did you know #BRICS nations house 40% of the world population. Read more on their economic partnership http://bit.ly/1g1kQvF @OxfamIndia simplifies the recently concluded #BRICS summit for you. Read on. http://bit.ly/1g1kQvF On July 9, 2015 five countries — Brazil, Russia, […]

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As negotiations at the Financing for Development Conference begin, Oxfam International Executive Director Winnie Byanyima asks: can we reach a point where no one is left behind?

This article was originally posted at: http://news24africa.com/ I like the story I heard recently from Donald Kaberuka of the African Development Bank, who quoted a Senegalese taxi driver exclaiming: “I can’t eat GDP!” Many ordinary people across the world will recognise this sentiment. A growing economy may be celebrated; but not when the spoils of growth are […]

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Civil Society Networks at BRICS 2015

FIRST OFFICIAL CIVIL BRICS FORUM  On June 29th – July 1st Moscow hosted the first official Civil BRICS forum in history. This remarkable event took place at the President Hotel accommodating almost 400 members of civil society throughout three days. Over 20 representatives from partner organisations of the “Empowering Civil Society Organisations’ Networks in an Unequal Multi-Polar World” […]

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Protect and expand India’s public healthcare system: The inequality imperative

Blog post by Oommen C. Kurian | Research Coordinator, Oxfam India Photo credit: Srikant Kolari  Sharelines  India lost half a trillion dollars in illicit outflows in 10yrs. This money can be used to improve public services. Read more  http://bit.ly/1RoL9a7  @OxfamIndia recommends four crucial points to improve the country’s health systems. Know more. http://bit.ly/1RoL9a7 According to estimates by the International […]

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Billionaires: A lot of wealth, a lot of zeros and a lot of influence.

Originally posted in Oxfam’s Blog on Inequality: Mind the Gap Author: Deborah Hardoon, Senior Researcher, Oxfam GB. (In the run up to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Deborah looks at the trends of billionaire’s wealth and compares it with the rest of world) Wealth data from Credit Suisse, finds that the 99% have been getting […]

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Even it up: Time to End Extreme Inequality

Economic inequality has reached extreme levels. From Ghana to Germany, Italy to Indonesia, the gap between rich and poor is widening. In 2013, seven out of 10 people lived in countries where economic inequality was worse than 30 years ago, and in 2014 Oxfam calculated that just 85 people owned as much wealth as the poorest half […]

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BUSINESS AMONG FRIENDS: Why corporate tax dodgers are not yet losing sleep over global tax reform

Is fiscal justice the fair approach to reducing inequality? Oxfam’s new policy paper ‘Business among Friends: Why corporate tax dodgers are not yet losing sleep over global tax reform’ shows how tax rules are rigged in favor of multinational corportations (MNCs) allowing them to dodge taxes, and in turn, depriving governments of billions of dollars that could […]

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India elections: How can a new government close the inequality gap?

Taxes: Change a Structure that Spares the Rich and Burdens the Poor Decades of rapid economic growth have tremendously benefited to a few, while a majority of Indians have hardly benefited. As India goes to the polls, it is time to ensure that resources required to create a level ground are equitably raised. It is […]

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