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Finance and debt

Article / 20th July 2017

Don’t despair that the huge gaps between rich and poor cannot ever be bridged. As Oxfam's new 'Commitment to Reducing Inequality' index shows, government policies really can help to shape more – or less – equal societies and economies. By Max Lawson.

Article / 19th July 2017

Climate change is becoming a permanent reality affecting food supplies in many parts of the world, escalating a new international food crisis in 19 countries. As the trend of increasing migratory flows worsens, there is no escape from the need for a rapid reduction in carbon emissions, writes Paul Rogers for openDemocracy.

Article / 19th July 2017

気候変動は世界の多くの地域で食料供給に影響を与える恒久的な現実となっており、19か国で新たな国際食料危機が拡大しています。移民の流れが増加する傾向が悪化するにつれ、二酸化炭素排出量の急速な削減の必要性から逃れることはできない、とopenDemocracyのポール・ロジャース氏は書いています。

Article / 17th July 2017

A collection of myth-busting insights about global inequality and the creation of poverty, with key questions to ponder in the latest human rights reader no. 417, by Claudio Schuftan.

Article / 17th July 2017

A new politics is needed if the incredible riches of our world are to be shared by the many. But the G20 cannot or will not adopt such a redistributive and regulatory agenda; only massive popular action can bring it about, writes Nick Dearden.

Blog / 1st July 2017

Shouldn't the returns from at least part of our national wealth go to all citizens and not just the already rich? By Stewart Lansley, Inequality.org.

Article / 30th June 2017

Unbridled growth appears to be at odds with social well-being and environmental sustainability. How might we develop a model that reduces the imperative for growth while maintaining economic stability? By Riccardo Mastini for openDemocracy.

Blog / 19th May 2017

The World Bank has released its first annual report tracking progress towards the two key SDGs on poverty and inequality. But the analysis does not explain its claim of a modest, partial reversal of previously growing inequality, while its policy prescriptions remain surprisingly limited, write Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis Chowdhury.

Article / 17th May 2017

Public services in some of the world’s poorest countries are being starved of resources as a result of their governments’ heavy debt loads, the Jubilee Debt Campaign has warned.

Article / 14th May 2017

世界の最貧国の一部では、政府の多額の債務のせいで公共サービスが枯渇しつつあると、ジュビリー債務キャンペーンが警告しています。