Wealth Inequality

Britain Is the Billionaire Capital of the World: Good or Bad?

John Nickson | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK
John Nickson

It IS good news that more British people are more prosperous and that the richest people in the world regard Britain as a safe haven and politically stable. The bad news is that growing inequality is approaching pre first world war levels. The richest 10% in Britain own 44% of total national wealth, five times more than the poorest 50% of the population who collectively own 9%.

Asa Bennett

Pope Leads IMF And Piketty In Attack On 'Evil' Inequality

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Politics

The Bible warns that money is the root of all evil, and now Pope Francis has gone further in blaming rising inequality as the cause of "social evil". ...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Shock! Horror! Crimea Votes To Join Russia

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Monday 17 March 2014... 1) SHOCK! HORROR! CRIMEA VOTES TO JOIN RUSSIA Yesterday, election officials...

Paxo Grills Bill Gates On Wealth Inequality

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK

Jeremy Paxman interviewed Microsoft founder Bill Gates at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday, tackling wealth inequality, international aid...

The Tragedy of Nelson Mandela

Marko Kasic | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK
Marko Kasic

The biggest tragedy of all is, if we're lucky enough to survive until we're old, grey and wrinkled, and our grandchildren ask us what we gave to the world we lived in, we are only able to say that we took more than we gave. For the man who dies without giving more than he has taken can take no triumph from his life.

Dysfunctional Capitalism - Obscene Wealth and Grinding Poverty Side by Side

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
Adnan Al-Daini

You don't have to be a Marxist to feel a sense of outrage at these statistics. I trust that most of us with an ounce of sympathy for the suffering of fellow human beings would sense that the global economic system that engineers such disparity in the way people live is dysfunctional and requires serious reforms.

What's the Point of a Rich Society Without Generous Ideas?

Robin Ince | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Robin Ince

The preposterously rich, whether wealth is gained through bailouts, off shore accountancy, or selling what isn't really theirs to sell, are deserving, they've worked hard to ensure scams and thievery is governmentally sanctioned for the few.

World's Wealthy One Percent Highlights Extreme Inequality

Max Lawson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Max Lawson

One percent of the world's population own half of the world's wealth. Meanwhile, the poorest people on earth, who constitute two thirds of the world's population, own just 3% of the world's wealth. This is clearly nuts. This hasn't happened overnight. The global disparity between incomes has been spiralling out of control over the last few decades.

Inequality Is Tearing Apart Our Society

Deborah Hargreaves | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Deborah Hargreaves

Inequality has been rising rapidly in Britain for the past 30 years. The gap between rich and poor has widened and the share of income going to the top 1% has doubled, from 6% to 14%. If the growth in inequality continues at its current rate, we are heading towards Victorian extremes in the next 20 years.

Elysium and the American Dream

Cai Wilshaw | Posted 28.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Cai Wilshaw

The rich populate Elysium, a satellite utopia of clean-cut modern architecture, plush gardens and universal immortality. The Secretary of Defence epitomizes the utilitarian ruler, leaving her own garden party to shoot down a few rogue immigrant shuttles.

Queen's Jubilee Celebrations and the Spectre of 1917

John Wight | Posted 05.08.2012 | UK Politics
John Wight

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations are thankfully behind us, but in their wake they have left a mark of shame at the sheer amount of public money involved not only in paying for this event, but in propping up the Monarchy year after year, an institution as ludicrous as it is pernicious in the 21st century.

'It's Like Watching A Slow-Motion Car Crash'

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 01.05.2012 | UK Politics

Hazel Blears is very pleased with herself as I arrive in her office. She's just got a set of leaflets back from the printers, advertising a series of...

Still The Wealthiest Person In Britain...

PA | Posted 28.06.2012 | UK

The rich got richer over the last year, with the wealthiest 1,000 people in the UK now worth a record £414 billion. Bucking the double-dip recessi...

A Generation Victimised by Consumerism

Suswati Basu | Posted 12.10.2011 | UK Politics
Suswati Basu

When examining the conduct of the looters over the last three days, the common attitude towards the actions are that it was 'mindless.' Not only were expensive electronics and clothes stores targeted, but specifically products that tend to target young people were stolen from around the country.