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Category Archives: Inequality

Downside risks for the world economy are growing again

Well at least something is growing! But this gloomy prognosis comes not from me, although I agree with it, but from the Trade and Development Report 2012, which was published last week by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The Report highlights the immediate problem of the developed countries as the ability to return to a normal … Continue reading

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Record gap between rich and poor

The gap between rich and poor in OECD countries has reached its highest level for over 30 years, and governments must act quickly to tackle inequality, according to a new OECD report. “Divided We Stand: Why Inequality Keeps Rising” finds that the average income of the richest 10% is now about nine times that of the poorest 10 % across … Continue reading

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Income inequality is growing in OECD countries

A new report just published by the OECD on income inequality, entitled “Growing income inequality in OECD countries: what drives it and how can policy tackle it?” says that today the average income of the richest 10% of the population is about nine times that of the poorest 10% in OECD countries. Countries which have traditionally seen high levels of … Continue reading

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