Focus on inequality

Working for the Few: Political capture and economic inequality

Almost half the world’s wealth is now owned by just one percent of the population. This massive concentration of economic resources presents a real threat to inclusive political and economic systems, and compounds other inequalities. Oxfam calls on world leaders to counter the growing tide.

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Housing for the wealthier middle classes rises above the insecure housing of a slum community in Lucknow, India. Photo: Tom  Pietrasik/Oxfam