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It's as if the government believes we could only maintain our comfortable lifestyle if we had someone to kick.
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Thousands of Africans are fleeing from rising inequality, a stymied economy and ineradicable poverty.
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The U.S. has indeed set an example for the rest of the world, but perhaps not the one Senator John McCain had in mind.
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It doesn't make moral, social or economic sense.
Moving from rags to riches is more difficult when there's such a large gap between rich and poor.
And, essentially, work together to do something about it.
We need to properly define inequality before we can fix it.
The Labor Leader is getting his Bern and Jezza on.
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The Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience is going global.
The contrast between first and economy class symbolises much of what has changed in society over recent decades.
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Tinkering at the edges of our economy is no longer enough.
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Some workers do better from free trade than others.
In a land already wrought with political division, the wealth disparities continue to grow.
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Why do we value women's and men's work differently?
My faith in the possibility of having very few at the top, and very few at the bottom, is as strong as ever.
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We must call out inequality wherever we see it.
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Why should workers on low wages take a pay cut so big business can have a tax cut?
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In 1937, when Japan set out to conquer Asia, its "one percenters" earned a fifth of all income, around the same extravagant slice their American counterparts are enjoying right now. Eight years, three...
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Across Australia, people are feeling squeezed by stagnant wages and insecure work.
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These creative ideas are born of good intentions, but many miss the mark.
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Inequality in Australia is at a 70-year high. Unfair dinkum.
The world is getting much, much, more equal, although you might not believe that when you read today's headlines. Every year when the world's best and brightest descend on Davos to attend the World Ec...
Even as a veteran of numerous Oxfam global inequality reports I was shocked when our latest research found that just eight individuals own the same wealth as the poorest half of the planet. That's 3.6...
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Less competition = higher prices and lower quality.
Billionaires had a pretty awesome 2016.
Economics is about maximising wellbeing, not money.
One only has to look at the current US election to see the impact inequality can have.
Rising property prices disproportionately impact women.
Where, in all of this talk of the economy, is the issue of poverty, both in Australia and abroad? What are the implications of the major parties' policies for poverty and inequality, two issues that bring a much-needed ethical inflection to the too often grubby business of electioneering?
I’ve heard people talk in the way I used to talk. They say, “one step at a time”. They’ll correct themselves when it’s an issue of sexuality or ethnicity, but when it comes to special needs they give themselves a free pass.
Parents who can afford to opt for a private school no doubt believe that they are doing what's best. And perhaps they are -- for their own family. However, this "every man for himself" attitude -- although a natural survival instinct -- does not benefit society as a whole.