Setting Out a New Agenda to Tackle Inequality: A Response to Mike Savage's Social Class in the 21st Century
In a world where the 1% own as much as the 99% and a country where the wealthiest 10% of households own 45% of the wealth - it's clear we are failing on equality. These problems are being intensified by a decade of Tory government. But we need to acknowledge that the problems have been longer in the making and simply reversing "Tory cuts" won't do the trick.
One day we will look back on the myths that propped up this system with the same incredulity and scorn that we now do of claims of a superior race or race- the sooner that day comes, the better it will be for all of us.
The archetypal profile of a CEO in Britain's top 100 firms is male, white British and almost 55 years old. In addition, he
Giselle Oliveira is a One Young World Ambassador running the impactful Eyes of the Street / Olhares da rua project that is
If we could replace this growth meme with another, the idea that human, animal and environmental wellbeing are the goal, and that growth is not always the best way to achieve this, we could save ourselves. The question is, can we do this before it's too late?
Above all we need a discourse that empowers people to the point where they feel they can act in, influence and own each election, rather than just watching from the side lines. Without these things, politics will continue to struggle to inspire the British public.
The war on the poor aka 'welfare reform' is being waged with that much more ferocity and that much more cynicism in the weeks
I will not accept a world where the wealthy are allowed to collude with their cashiers to squirrel away billions to gather dust in vaults in Geneva, when that money could have paid for insulin to save my friend.
It is a scandal on top of a scandal, which more than bringing our democracy into disrepute exposes it as a sham, with the conflict of interest that lies at its heart a festering sore that has gone untreated for far too long. We have in Britain a government of the rich, by the rich, and for the rich, the consequences of which are tangible.
Boris Johnson has suggested that many countries are unlucky to have missed out on the "benefit of British rule". The London