The global economy is broken
To end the
injustice of poverty for good, we need an economy that works for everyone, not
just the few. The world’s 1,810 billionaires have the power and influence to
help make it happen.
This January, world leaders and economic experts will meet
in Davos for the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting. Oxfam is using the
opportunity to ask billionaires to help tackle extreme inequality
That’s right – eight individuals own as much as the poorest 3.6
billion people. Meanwhile,
every day 1 in 9 people go to bed hungry.
Such extreme inequality is outrageous. Families are forced
to suffer criminally low wages, inhumane working conditions, and a total lack
of even the most basic public services like water, education and healthcare.
Governments are doing too little to help. And all the while, the usual suspects
make billions from a system bent in their favour.
It doesn’t have to be this way. We can choose another
future. A future where governments act to help everyone, where people are put
before profits, and everyone is given a fair chance. We can help end poverty, and the rich and powerful need to play their part.
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