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Davos is here again, so it’s time for Oxfam’s new report on prosperity and poverty, wealth and work.

As the masters of the universe (or at least planet earth) gather in Davos, here’s a curtain-raiser from Deborah Hardoon, Oxfam’s Deputy Head of Research, introducing its new report. Gotta love a data release. Every year I look forward to the release of the Credit Suisse Global Wealth databook. An immense piece of work, developed over a decade and led… Continue reading Davos is here again, so it’s time for Oxfam’s new report on prosperity and poverty, wealth and work.

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Dirty money and the role of offshore tax havens

Many in the global justice movement think that increasing aid to poor countries will be ineffective unless it’s accompanied by measures to tackle the causes of poverty, which include the problems of capital flight and tax evasion. In Capitalism’s Achilles Heel, Raymond Baker probably errs on the conservative side in his estimate that the flows of… Continue reading Dirty money and the role of offshore tax havens

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Richest 500 see their wealth increase by $1tn

The world’s 500 richest people have increased their wealth by $1tn (£745bn) so far this year due to a huge increase in the value of global stock markets, which are likely to finish 2017 at record highs. ... The globe’s 500 richest people, as measured by the Bloomberg billionaires index,have seen the value of the wealth… Continue reading Richest 500 see their wealth increase by $1tn

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The World Inequality Report

by Max Lawson, Head of Inequality Policy,  Oxfam International This week saw the launch of the first ‘World Inequality Report’ written by the team at the Paris School of Economics and based on the data collected by over 100 researchers behind the World Incomes Database.  The summary is very short and full of fantastic charts, well worth taking a look… Continue reading The World Inequality Report