Widening gap between rich and poor threatens to swallow us all

Published on 21 January 2013

Leaders meeting in Davos must take concrete action to reverse rising inequality – and finally put the poorest 99% first. (..) As we enter another year of global uncertainty, government and business leaders are heading to the World Economic Forum in Davos as its own Global Risk report identifies growing inequality for the second year as one of the biggest potential challenges the world is facing. (..) To stem the rising tide of inequality, the world now needs bold solutions more than ever. Oxfam's pre-Davos briefing, The cost of inequality: how wealth and income extremes hurt us all, attempts to kickstart the debate.

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