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Reward Work, Not Wealth: To end the inequality crisis, we must build an economy for ordinary working people, not the rich and powerful.

Reward Work, Not Wealth: To end the inequality crisis, we must build an economy for ordinary working people, not the rich and powerful.
70 pages

Authors
Alejo Vázquez Pimentel, Diego
Macías Aymar, Iñigo
Lawson, Max

Publication date
22 Jan 2018

DOI
10.21201/2017.1350

ISBN
978-1-78748-135-0

Publisher
Oxfam

Type
Briefing paper

Last year saw the biggest increase in billionaires in history, one more every two days. This huge increase could have ended global extreme poverty seven times over. 82% of all wealth created in the last year went to the top 1%, and nothing went to the bottom 50%.

Dangerous, poorly paid work for the many is supporting extreme wealth for the few. Women are in the worst work, and almost all the super-rich are men. Governments must create a more equal society by prioritizing ordinary workers and small-scale food producers instead of the rich and powerful.

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