Oxfam: Inequality Kills

The wealth of the world’s 10 richest men has doubled since the pandemic began. The incomes
of 99% of humanity are worse off because of COVID-19. Widening economic, gender, and racial
inequalities—as well as the inequality that exists between countries—are tearing our world apart.
This is not by chance, but choice: “economic violence” is perpetrated when structural policy
choices are made for the richest and most powerful people. This causes direct harm to us all, and
to the poorest people, women and girls, and racialized groups most. Inequality contributes to the
death of at least one person every four seconds. But we can radically redesign our economies to
be centred on equality. We can claw back extreme wealth through progressive taxation; invest
in powerful, proven inequality-busting public measures; and boldly shift power in the economy
and society. If we are courageous, and listen to the movements demanding change, we can create
an economy in which nobody lives in poverty, nor with unimaginable billionaire wealth—in which
inequality no longer kills

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