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Deglobalisation is the way to reduce inequality

[Pablo Solon, 8 March 2014] The race of globalisation is leaving the majority of the world’s population far behind. According to Unicef, the richest 20% of the population gets 83% of global income, while the poorest quintile has just 1%. This trend is getting worse. A new UNDP report called “Humanity Divided: estimates that 75% of the population lives in societies where income distribution is … Continue reading Deglobalisation is the way to reduce inequality

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Global Inequality: Beyond the Bottom Billion

[UNICEF] A Rapid Review of Income Distribution in 141 Countries. This working paper: (i) provides an overview of global, regional and national income inequalities based on the latest distribution data from the World Bank, UNU-WIDER and Eurostat; (ii) discusses the negative implications of rising income inequality for development; (iii) calls for placing equity at the center of development in the context of the United Nations development … Continue reading Global Inequality: Beyond the Bottom Billion

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Humanity Divided: Confronting Inequality in Developing Countries

[UNDP Report] The report makes the basic point that in spite of the impressive progress humanity has made on many fronts over the decades, it still remains deeply divided. Key messages of the report are: During the last two decades, income inequality has significantly increased in many countries. On average — and taking into account population size — income inequality increased by 11 percent in developing … Continue reading Humanity Divided: Confronting Inequality in Developing Countries

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Pensando los cambios globales y el crecimiento del Sur

[Elizabeth Peredo, 2013] La pregunta de si existe una humanidad y si podemos pensar en intereses globales como especie humana, más allá de los intereses nacionales lleva a considerar si los sistemas que rigen hoy la vida humana están ayudando a mantener  aquello que denominamos una “naturaleza humana” basada en la empatía, la solidaridad y sobre todo el sentido de sobrevivencia como colectivo o si mas bien hemos elegido una ruta de desmembración del género humano.

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